Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Virginia Lopez Recipe

By Virginia Lopez sosuka70

Cake covered in chocolate, peanut butter glaze. In my family, I have grandchildren who love peanut butter and chocolate. I realized that I could combine the two ingredients to satisfy my grandchildren. They, as well as the rest of the family, love the cake.


Recipe Rating:
 40 Ratings
Serves:
30
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a peanut lover's dream cake! We used creamy peanut butter and heavy cream in the decoration and it all baked perfectly in a 9" cake pan. Simply delicious.

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CAKE
2 c
all purpose flour
2/3 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
baking powder
3 large
eggs
1 2/3 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
peanut butter
1 1/3 c
cold water
CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE.
1 c
whip cream
1/2 c
peanut butter
24 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

1
FOR CAKE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2
Butter and flour one 9 inch round cake pan.
3
In a bowl, sift the flour 3 times, measure again to make sure that you have excatly 2 cups of flour. (Flour may expand when sifted.) Sift again with cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda.
4
In a diffrent bowl, using an electric mixer on high, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla for 3 minutes or until fluffy.
5
Reduce speed to low, and blend in peanut butter.
6
Using a wooden spoon, stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, 1/3 at a time, Alternating with the water and beginning and ending with the flour.
7
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
8
Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Place the pan into the freezer for 20 minutes, after it has cooled for 10 minutes outside.
9
Remove cake from freezer and place cake on a rack.
10
FOR GLAZE: While cake is in freezer: In a saucepan, heat the whipped cream and peanut butter until it starts to boil; remove from heat and add chips. Stir until chocolate has melted.
11
Pour the glaze evenly over the cake. Let glaze dry for 15-20 minutes.
12
In a piping bag, put peanut butter cream. Decorate cake however you wish.
  • Comments

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  • user
    Henrie Rozier Henrie - Nov 15, 2011
    Is there a recipe for the peanut butter cream?
  • user
    Virginia Lopez sosuka70 - Nov 15, 2011
    no, it's just regular peanut butter cream.
  • user
    Henrie Rozier Henrie - Nov 15, 2011
    This may sound stupid, but what is peanut butter cream, is it different from peanut butter?
  • user
    adriana ventura Ary77 - Nov 15, 2011
    I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
  • user
    adriana ventura Ary77 - Nov 15, 2011
    SOUNDS! JUST GREAT RECIPE ORIGINAL VIRGINIA .
    I THINK IS JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN USE HEAVY CREAM AND WHEN YOU MENTION WHIP CREAM DOES MEAN WHIP CREAM WHEN LIQUID RIGHT???
    FOR ME LOOK LIKE YOU DID YOUR OWN RECIPE OF THE A LOT PEOPLE KNOWS LIKE CHOCOLATE GANACHE
    THANK YOU FOR SHARE YOUR RECIPE WITH US , I TRIED THIS AFTERNOON IN JUST CAN SEE IF YOU NEED MORE FLUID YOU ADD MORE WHIP CREAM.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    YOUR CAKE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL