I can't believe that I've never blogged this recipe before. Peanut butter and chocolate cakes are one of the most frequently requested cakes that I make.
You can't really go wrong with this flavor combination. Rich, dark chocolate cake layered with smooth, creamy peanut butter buttercream, topped with a sweet layer of chocolate ganache and decorated with a sprinkling of Reese's peanut butter cups.
I made this one for a birthday party and I forgot to take the pictures before I put the writing on the top so just pretend like it isn't there.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
1 cup butter
3 cups brown sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
¾ cup cocoa
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups brewed coffee
1 1/3 cups sour cream
To make buttercream, combine 2 1/2 cups sugar and 10 egg whites and 1 teaspoon cream of tartar in bowl of standing mixer. Heat over double boiler, whisking frequently until hot to the touch.
Place bowl on mixing stand and beat with whisk until light and fluffy.
Seriously - best peanut butter buttercream EVER!!!
Spread warm ganache over the top of the cake - allowing it to drop down the sides of the cake.
The chocolate peanut butter combination is a classic. I have a feeling, I am going to be making even more of these cakes in the future.
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