I found this recipe on Pinterest and finally tried it. It calls for buttermilk, which I never have and don't know what to do with the extra. But, I had just made greek yogurt in my crock pot and while researching that process, came across the advice to use the strained liquid in place of buttermilk in baking. It was the tiny push I needed to try this delicious-sounding and looking cake.
I added chocolate chips to half the cake, and it was oh so good that way. Here it is right out of the oven, with the frosting cooking on the burner.
And here it is with the melty peanut butter frosting on top, plus more chocolate chips on the experimental half.
And finally, a piece ready for tasting. It melts in your mouth and is strangely addictive.
No one in my house had ever tried peanut butter cake, so there was a little suspicion when I announced what I had baked. But it was a hit, especially the half with the chocolate chips added.