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Thursday, March 6, 2008

I'll Have The "Birthday Special" Cake

Birthday's are a special time of year and what better reason to enjoy a cake that is too rich to enjoy on a regular basis. Loy's children order this for their birthday cake every year. My boys had a chance to taste it so have requested it too.
Warning - a favorite beverage is necessary to offset it's sweetness. Mmmmmm!

1 pkg. boxed chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup chopped peanuts, divided (could use chocolate chips or heath chips for the no-nut lovers)
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 (16 oz) carton cool whip - thawed and divided
Chocolate fudge sauce (for ice cream), optional

In mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, butter, milk, and eggs. Add 3/4 cup chopped peanuts. Spread into greased 9X13 baking pan. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, condensed milk, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 3 cups whipped cream topping. Spread over the cooled cake mix crust, top with remaining whipped cream topping and remaining chopped peanuts (or chocolate chips or heath chips). Drizzle with additional chocolate fudge sauce if desired. Sing, blow out candles, unzip your jeans, and ENJOY!

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