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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


2 1/4 cups cake flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups sugar

About 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2/3 cup milk

Peanut butter filling

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup milk


Fudge Frosting

2 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, quartered

1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and peanut butter until creamy. Crack eggs into a small dish (do not beat) and add vanilla. Add eggs to the butter mixture 1 at a time, scraping down the inside of the bowl as needed. Beat in flour mixture and milk in alternating batches, starting and ending with the flour and making sure each addition is fully incorporated before adding the next.

2. Butter and flour 2 round 9-in. cake pans. Divide batter evenly between pans.

3. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Cool cakes 5 minutes. Invert onto a rack, remove pans, and let cool to room temperature, at least 40 minutes.

5. Make filling: In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth and fluffy.

6. Assemble cake: Dollop 1 tbsp. peanut butter filling onto a cake stand (to hold cake in place). Place 1 cake layer on stand. Spread with remaining peanut butter filling. Top with second layer. Starting with the top, then working down the sides, frost cake with fudge frosting. Decorate the top edge with candy pieces and peanuts.

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MyMeatlessMondays also shared at Hey Whats For Dinner Mom


  1. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate screams my name~ Thanks for making my mouth water!

  2. Love peanut butter and chocolate; great recipe...thanks

  3. omg...that looks delish! my fave combo--chocolate and peanut butter!

  4. This looks so good - stopping by from the blog hop!

  5. Oh my that looks so yummy! The recipe sounds great too!

  6. Chocolate and peanut butter are indeed best friends, making the cake fabulous I'm sure :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  7. Oh my goodness! That looks incredible! I'm definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. My hubby loves peanut butter!

  8. Ooohhh, this sounds like the dessert of my dreams. It has the two best things combined into one.

  9. hello!!?! this looks fantastic! thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday

  10. OMG... this looks delicious, and dangerous. Maybe when I have company so I don't eat the whole thing.


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