Chocolate Peanut Butter Blitz Cake - Cassies

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

If you like a peanut butter cups...this is the cake for you...looks complicated, yet so easy. This cake would make a wonderful Birthday cake, for that special someone. You can make it with just the filling and ganache...this was a request from a friend for her husband. I told her only if I could get a picture once sliced...lol!

The filling is to die for..hope you give it a try sometime...it really isn't hard at all...

Enjoy!

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Serves:

8 - 12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE

3/4 c
softened, unsalted butter
1 3/4 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
2 c
all purpose flour - i use unbleached
3/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened
2 tsp
baking powder
4
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
milk

FILLING

1 c
creamy, peanut butter
1 tsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
2
heaping tablespoons marshmallow cream
3 Tbsp
cream + 4 tablespoons milk - or can use all milk, more if needed

GANACHE

4 oz
any type good quality semi sweet chocolate chips or i used baking chocolate, as that's all i had
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/2 tsp
vanilla
chocolate sprinkles, peanut butter cup candies - optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

Spray and flour 2 - 9 inch round cake pans - or square. I use bakers secret with added flour spray.

In a large bowl; cream sugar, salt and butter for about 4 - 5 minutes.
2
Beat eggs one at a time into the butter mixture. Scraping down the sides of the bowl once.
3
In another bowl whisk cocoa, flour, baking powder.
4
Mix the vanilla with the milk. On low speed beat in one third of flour mixture then half the milk, then another third of the flour, the remaining milk, and then the remaining flour.

Make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl.
5
Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans.

Bake for Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes clean.
6
Cool cakes on wire racks for 5 to 10 minutes; then remove from pans and continue cooling. Make filling.
7
For filling:

Beat peanut butter and vanilla for a few minutes.

Beat in confectioners' sugar until thoroughly blended. Now, add 3 tablespoons cream, and about 4 tablespoons milk. Or, you can use all milk. Beat until thick consistency. You don't want it runny. The consistency of a soft fudge. Beat in the marshmallow cream.
8
Place one cake layer, rounded side down on cake platter. Spread thick layer of peanut butter filling evenly over cake layer.
9
Now, place the other cake layer rounded side up on top of the peanut butter layer. Make ganache.
10
Chop chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl.
11
In a small sauce pan, add the cream. Heat only till hot, not boiling. When you see bubbles form around the inside edges of pan; it's probably hot enough. Pour this over the chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes; so chocolate can melt.

After a few minutes, whisk the mixture, making sure its smooth. Let this set for a minute or two.

Now, its time to pour over the lovely cake. Start in the center of cake, and start pouring a little at a time. It will drizzle down over the sides of the cake. You can let some set up, then drizzle more to make a layered effect. I poured mine all at once, slowly.
12
I then sprinkled the top with chocolate sprinkles and decorated the edge with halved peanut butter cups.


Enjoy...it's chocolate / peanut butter heaven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Candies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American