Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting (A Lawn Ball Themed Cake!) | Recipe

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Over the weekend my undergrad uni friends and I went and played a game of lawn balls in Petersham to celebrate our friend's birthday. Normally I'm terrible at lawn balls and kind of just roll the ball and hope for the best but on Sunday our lawn ball game was pretty strong and we played quite a close (and competitive!) game.

And since we were playing lawn balls for a birthday celebration it was only natural that I would make a lawn ball themed birthday cake. I was a little hesitant to make a green cake but the birthday girl's (btw you can check out here blog here) favourite colour is green too so went with it. To make the frosting a bit more appealing in case people were thrown off by the green I decided to make a peanut butter frosting (and also because peanut butter is delicious). I must admit I fell in love with the frosting and purposely left heaps on the beater and the bowl so I could lick it up. Next time I'm doubling the frosting quantity to create an extra thick layer (and so I have more to lick up!).


250 grams butter, softened
200 grams chocolate, roughly chopped
2 cups caster sugar
2 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup self-rising flour
1.5 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 cup peanut butter (add more if you want a stronger peanut flavour)
1 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
3 drops green food colouring (optional)

1. Place the butter in a large pot over low heat. Once melted, mix in the chocolate, sugar and water.
2. Once well combined remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl, allow to cool
3. Lightly beat the eggs and then mix into the chocolate mix. 
4. Sift in the flours and cocoa and fold to combine
5. Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake for 50 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius
6. Once cooked, allow to cool 

Peanut Butter Frosting
1. Whip all the ingredients together until smooth

1. Cut the cake in half two create to circles and icing the top of one and and then sandwich with the other half
2. Cover the cake evenly with the remaining frosting
3. Optional- if you want to make it lawn ball themed too, I used prepared tubed icing to draw on the lawn balls and writing

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  1. What a cute cake! Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays :)


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