Joanie's Famous Buckeye Cake

Joanie Baker

By
@sugarandspice78

This is a very rich combination of peanut butter and chocolate ganache with a brownie-like base. I always tell everyone to take a small piece because it's so rich it's hard to eat a big piece!!!It's a time consuming recipe, but well worth it!!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

2 large
eggs
1 1/4 c
granulated sugar
3/4 c
all-purpose flour
6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
3 pkg
(1oz each) choco bake-pre melted unsweetened chocolate
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
salt

PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

3/4 c
peanut butter, creamy
1/4 c
unsalted butter, softened
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
3/4 c
powdered sugar

GANACHE

1 c
heavy whipping cream
2 c
(12oz pkg) semi sweet chocolate chips

TOPPING

1/3 c
peanut butter and milk chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREHEAT oven to 350*F. Grease 9 inch round cake pan. Line bottom with parchment paper; grease.
2
FOR CAKE:
COMBINE eggs and sugar in large bowl. Stir in flour, softened butter, choco bake, vanilla extract and salt until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
3
BAKE for 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto serving platter. Remove parchement paper. Cool completely.
4
FOR PEANUT BUTTER LAYER:
BEAT peanut butter, butter and vanilla in medium bowl until combined. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Spread mixture on cake. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5
FOR GANACHE:
HEAT cream in small saucepan to boiling; remove from heat. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips; let stand 5 minutes. Stir; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until mixture is spreadable. Spread chocolate on top and sides of cake.
6
MELT peanut butter & milk chocolate chips in resealable bag for 30 seconds in microwave. Knead bag to mix. If needed, microwave at additional 10-15 second intervals (DO NOT OVERHEAT, CHOCOLATE WILL BURN)Cut a very small hole from the corner of the bag; squeeze to drizzle over cake. Store in refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate