Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

This past Sunday was Fathers Day and I wanted to make a special treat for my Dad. Peanut butter and chocolate cake! Nobody could stop eating it!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate CakePeanut Butter Chocolate Cake
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From Death by Chocolate: The Last Word on a Consuming Passion
Published on June 19, 2007

Rich, decadent and irresistible peanut butter chocolate cake with peanut butter chocolate icing

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  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat an oven to 325°. Grease a 9 × 13 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

  • In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter and butter. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Next add the egg and egg yolk and beat for another 2 minutes.

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Base
    Now add half of the flour mixture and mix until well combined, about 30 seconds. Then add the sour cream and mix for another 20 to 30 seconds. Gradually add the remaining flour mixture along with the hot water, and mix on low speed for another 30 seconds. Add the vanilla, mix for about 10 seconds, and then fold in the chocolate with a rubber spatula until all of the ingredients are well combined.

  • Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 20 to 30 minutes before adding the icing.

  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Put the chocolate in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine the cream, sugar, butter and peanut butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Once the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted, bring the mixture to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, remove from the stove and pour over the chocolate. Wait 5 minutes, and then stir the mixture until smooth and well combined. Place the icing in the fridge for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then pour the icing into a piping bag.

Note: If you don't have a piping bag, simply pour the icing into a ziploc bag and cut a small corner of the bag off. The icing can be squeezed through the hole.
  • To complete the cake, cut the cake into small square pieces. Place one piece onto a plate and pipe the icing just around the edges of the piece of cake. Place another piece of cake on top, pipe the icing just around the perimeter again, and then top with one last piece of cake.

  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake


Chris Taylor said...

Greatest. Recipe. Ever.

I am e-mailing it to my girlfriend and flagging it "high importance". Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hope everything is good at "home and you're enjoying the muskoka crazy weather.