Another peanut butter and chocolate goody? Yep, there can never be too many ways to enjoy the perfect combo for dessert. This year my mother-in-law turned 60, so we made her a cake. She is a big fan of sunflowers, so we made sure to have them on the cake. It was a chocolate peanut butter cookies and cream cake. The recipe was based on the "Cookies and Cream" cupcakes from "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World," but with chocolate peanut butter Oreos. In case you are surprised, Oreos are vegan. It is yet one of many types of food enjoyed by mainstream food consumers which happens to be vegan.
The cake is a double layer cake. I doubled the recipe to make enough batter, and split it between two pans evenly. It is frosted on the outside with chocolate frosting. The center of the cake was filled with the cookies and cream icing recipe in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
The flowers are made using peanut butter oreos and mini oreos and yellow colored frosting. My hubby is the one who made the flowers on this cake. He is really good at the small detailed decorating. I wish I could take credit for it. The petals of the flowers were done using an icing tip to make leaf petals (see picture).