Wes’s Birthday Cake


  • chocolate cake
  • peanut butter filling
  • milk chocolate buttercream


  1. I used Beatty’s chocolate cake, chocolate butter cream, and peanut butter pie and made them into something new and different.
  2. I made Beatty’s chocolate cake exactly as written. I used melted milk chocolate in place of cocoa in the chocolate buttercream and made it into milk chocolate buttercream. I made a half recipe of the filling for my peanut butter pie and put it in between the layers of the cake. A generous sprinkling of sea salt and this is one of the best cakes I have ever made in my entire life.
  3. Bake your chocolate cake layers and let cool. If you want to use a boxed chocolate cake mix, I will not tell. Promise.
  4. I should have either cut the cake layers in half and did the peanut butter filling twice or inserted dowels into the cake to keep upright. Chill the cake for a few hours to make sure everything is nice and firm.
  5. Make the buttercream replacing the cocoa with cooled melted milk chocolate.
  6. Ice the cake with the milk chocolate buttercream.
  7. You can make the edges fancy by piping the extra frosting on the edges.
  8. Sprinkle the top with sea salt. It absolutely brings out all of the flavors and it does not make it salty, but more chocolatey and peanut buttery. .