Here's a link to Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake. To make it a chocolate peanut butter gooey butter cake (man that's a long name) you use a chocolate cake mix (I used something that was called triple chocolate fudge) and then you add 1 cup of peanut butter to the filling mixture. It is seriously good, but not good for you.
Back in March, I had been on the South Beach Diet plan for about 6 weeks, but I was going to allow myself ONE piece of birthday cake. For the past 4 years, my husband has made my birthday cakes (he's so sweet). This year I knew I wanted something with both chocolate and peanut butter, and I chose this. My husband liked it so much, he wanted me to make it for his birthday in July. My son liked it so much, he wanted me to make it for him for his birthday in August. Yes, I like it and it is a good cake, but I'm really hoping when the next birthday comes (in November) that the birthday girl chooses something else.
What are some of your family's favorite birthday cakes?
P.S. I am still following the South Beach Diet and exercising. I have lost almost 30 pounds and still going strong! You can enjoy an occasional sweet and not fall off the wagon!