Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Ok, I am SO sorry about lately! I have not posted in like two weeks! Luckily I had a guest post from gracefully baking, which really helped! But still… I really should be posting more! Some of the reasons I wasn’t posting was, first, we went on a trip, we left Thursday, June second, drove for six hours, stayed until that following Saturday, and drove another six hours on Sunday to get home. Then I had to unpack, wash everything, and repack for girls camp the next day! So, Monday I left for girls camp, and came home that Thursday! I know! Crazy! I wasn’t home for about 8 days straight, plus I hardly got any sleep the whole time! (at girls camp we never get to sleep on time, one night we stayed up till’ around 3:00 am! 🙂 ) But I have been dying to share this recipe with you!Delicious Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!

So in the beginning I was planning on getting all the posts ready and setting them to automatically post on the right days, but… it was kinda crazy and I didn’t get time. I also had to bring all my own food (since I have to do the FODMAP diet 🙁 ), so Sunday we had to get all of that ready too! I made a lot of it, including a really yummy gluten free banana bread recipe I’ll share with you soon! Delicious Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!

I found this recipe in a Betty Crocker cake book I bought and HAD to try it! So, I made this cake for my little newborn cousin marigold (well, more for her mom 🙂 ) My first attempt failed, so the next day I retried and it turned out perfect! So perfect that I decided to share it with you! 
Delicious Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!


This is a DELICIOUS cake! And if you don’t like peanut butter, substitute butter for the peanut butter!

Starlight peanut butter cake with vanilla buttercream frosting
Delicious, moist starlight peanut butter cake, completed with sweet vanilla buttercream frosting.
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For the cake
  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  6. 1 1/4 cups milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
For the frosting
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  4. 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with butter, lightly flour.
  3. In a large bowl (or mixer) beat together all cake ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, constantly scraping bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes occasionally scraping bowl.
  4. Pour into pans.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean and cake springs back when touched lightly.
  6. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from pans and let cool completely (about 1 hour)
For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl or mixer, mix together butter and powdered sugar, until well blended.
  2. Stir in vanilla and one tablespoon of milk.
  3. Slowly beat in remaining milk, just long enough to make it smooth and spreadable.
To frost
  1. Place one of the layers round side down.
  2. Spread 1/3 to 1/2 cup frosting on the top staying about 1/4 inch away from edge.
  3. Place second cake layer on top of the first, round side up. Spread a thin layer around the edge of the cake.
  4. Frost the side of the cake in swirls, make a rim above the top, about 1/4 inch, spread that rim across the top.
  5. Using a frosting bag make rosettes along the edge. (optional)
  1. If the frosting is to thin add a little extra powdered sugar, if it is to thick add a couple drops of milk.
  2. If needed, double the frosting recipe.
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 Ok, really quick, let’s talk about the organization posts I’ve been telling you about for the last month and a half, I promise, their coming, it’s just taking a lot longer than I expected! I still need to find a few things, like a cute desk and bedside table that I can fix up and paint white (because I can’t spend a fortune on new ones 😉 ) and I need to buy a couple more little baskets/tubs and hang up the rest of the decor I have. 🙂 But still, I can’t wait to share them with you!!

Chocolate chip mug cake

First of all, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Ok now back to the post. 🙂 I love chocolate chip cookies, especially crispy! I made this Chocolate Chip Mug Cake and it was pretty good! If you have them, I would use milk chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet though if you like it sweet.craftsandcupcakesmug cake

Here is the recipe

I found this recipe at:

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake


  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. semi sweet chocolate chips ( or you can use milk chocolate)


  1. Put all ingredients except chocolate chips in mug. This is a small mug cake so you will want to use an 8 oz. mug. Mix with a small whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Mix in half of the chocolate chips, sprinkle the other half on top.
  2. Put in microwave. The recipe said to cook for a minute but I thought 50 seconds worked better.