Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe was a winner in the "Share the Very Best" recipe contest sponsored by BH&G and Nestle Toll House. When I saw it, I cut it out immediately b/c I knew it would be perfect for a birthday cake for my chocolate & peanut butter loving DD! Posting b/c I don't want to lose it!
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 (1 ounce) packetsnestle Choco-bake, unsweetened chocolate flavoring
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1⁄3 cup peanut butter and milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Grease 9" round cake pan; line bottom w/ parchment paper & grease.
- FOR CAKE: Combine eggs and sugar in large bowl.
- Stir in flour, melted butter, Choco Bake, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 mins or until a wooden pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
- Run knife around edge of pan; cool for an addition 10 minutes.
- Invert cake onto serving platter; remove pan and parchment; cool completely.
- FOR PEANUT BUTTER LAYER: Beat peanut butter, butter, & vanilla in med bowl until combined.
- Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
- Spread mixture on cake.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- 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 mins or until mixture is spreadable.
- Spread on top and sides of cake.
- FOR DECORATION: Melt peanut butter & milk chocolate chips in resealable plastic bag on 70% power for 10-15 seconds.
- Knead bag to mix.
- If necessary, microwave for an additional 10-15 seconds until melted.
- Cut a small hole from corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over cake.
- Store cake in frig; let stand 30 mins before serving.
This was awesome!! The peanutbutter and ganache layers were to die for. Thank you for sharing!!