Anything chocolate and peanut butter has to be tried. I found this on Cookin-At-Home.com. The picture caught my attention and then the recipe. My guests and family loved it. Even my husband who tries to stay away from sugar liked it.
The recipe title is cake, but it is more of a cross between a cake and a brownie.
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13" baking pan.
2Whisk together flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl. Set aside.
3Place butter in a medium saucepan. Melt over medium heat. Stir in cocoa powder, then stir in water, buttermilk, and eggs. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
4Remove from the heat and add to flour mixture. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
5Transfer batter to prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
6Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Then, spread the peanut butter over the cake. Allow to cool completely.
7To make the icing, place the sifted confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Set aside.
8Combine butter, buttermilk, and cocoa in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to boil.
9Remove from heat and pour over confectioners' sugar. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
10Spread icing over peanut butter. The cake can be served immediately or can sit at room temperature to allow the icing to set.