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peanut BUTTER picnic cake

Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you….

I have been working hard on getting my weekend at the Ranch all documented for your reading pleasure. But amongst other distracting family matters this week I had these put on my teeth

OUCH! in a word OUCH! did I say OUCH! dang. I have had them on my teeth before, for bite issues, but I was negligent in wearing my retainer and now because of wearing and recession and stuff I have to have them back on for a bit. I am so glad I did not do this before I went to visit Ree. I can barely get my coffee down. Not good. But, I am looking on the bright side…
just maybe…
I will loose my PW 10.
Then I had these staring at me every time I opened my freezer. A bit distracting.
What is it?
Guess……. you can guess in the comments. And the first lucky person to guess the contents of the bag gets to hug them selves and give them selves a pat on the back from me.

FINALLY, let us wipe the vision of the above picture from our eyes and move on to sweeter things. Like this Peanut Butter Picnic Cake that is the best thing ever to bring to a picnic, UNLESS you have a family riddled with peanut allergies…then you might want to quick skim and wait an hour for my next Pioneer Woman Weekend post.

By the way…did I say I CAN NOT believe that it has been one whole week since I was sitting my butt on that immense deck and looking out over Drummond territory with the best cup of coffee I have ever tasted in my ENTIRE life! CAN’T believe it. So fast….all done…bu-bye. NO more…all gone…too bad SO sad, something about your dad….?
Waaah, hay, hay, hay, wwwwaaaaha haya haya snivle, snort …oh sorry I need to get it together here so you can make this cake while I write another installment to my P-Dub Adventure story.

Peanut Butter Picnic Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (like Jiff)
1 cup water
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
(frosting recipe below)
Preheat oven 350 grease a 10×15 or a 9×13
1. mix dry ingredients together in mixing bowl.

2. butter, water, and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl, put in microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds just until butter is melted and soft.

3. add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Make sure you take time to scrape the bowl and mix again. Then add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Just plop it all in there. Mix well again.

4. put batter in a greased pan. I use a 9x 13 because I don’t have a 10x 15 or whatever the recipe called for. I guess you could do it in a sheet cake pan too. Would be more like bars.
Bake for 40 minutes in 9×13 less for thinner pans 25-30 minutes.


3/4 cup softened butter
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk (more or less to get correct consistency)
1 pound powdered sugar (3 3/4 cups)

Whip all the frosting ingredients together, scrape down bowl.

“WHIP IT, whip it good. When the peanut goes around you must whip it..

derw, dewr whip it good
derw, dewr in to shape”
Ok you got the idea….silly song aside just make sure that you really give this frosting a good mix.

Cool cake completely and frost. Cover with foil, because if you are going to a picnic, foil covered pans are a must. Then stand back and watch it disappear. This one actually is suppose to go to the beach with us later today…to see Big D…she rented a cottage on Lake Michigan, but we kinda had a little taste for breakfast. Big D will understand…that’s the kinda friend she is.

Enjoy…stay tuned….luvya!

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  1. How come I have never tasted peanut butter picnic cake?? time for a picnic i think!! that looks fabulous!!!