Recipe by kmergirl
This is a moist, dark chocolate cake. Inside the batter it contains chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and toffee bits. Then, a layer of dark chocolate ganache is poured over the top. Crushed peanut butter filled-pretzels, Oreo cookies, and salted peanuts are pressed into the outside of the cake. Then, caramel is drizzled on top. It's everything but the kitchen sink! Holy cow! Amazing!
Top Review by Chef Bob #99
So my sister asked for a birthday cake that had chocolate, caramel and peanuts, so I do what I always do when faced with a challenge, search food.com recipes. Caramel search, ingredients chocolate and peanut butter, type is cake and get six hits. Glad I picked this one!!! OMG, this cake is so rich and complex with all the different flavors and textures going on. I couldn't find peanut butter filled pretzels, but found Keebler chocolate covered peanut butter filled ones, that was a no brainer! I definitely will make this recipe again. Must be served with coffee, milk or ice cream as it's so rich. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
- 2 1⁄3 cups cake flour
- 3⁄4 cup dark unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3⁄4 cups buttermilk
- 1 3⁄4 cups dark chocolate chips, divided use
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 cup toffee pieces
- 1⁄3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3⁄4 cup peanut butter filled pretzels, coarsely chopped
- 3⁄4 cup Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup caramel sauce
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with flour-added cooking spray.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy, about 1-2 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla, until combined, about 1 minute. Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Continue to beat for 1-2 minutes, or until ingredients are well combined; stir in 1 cup chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and toffee bits until combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan, and shake/tap a few times, to allow batter to settle into all of the creases. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 55-60 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into cake comes out with moist crumbs attached.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack; run a knife around the edges of pan, and invert cake onto platter; cool for 45 minutes.
- Bring cream to a boil, in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the additional 3/4 cup chocolate chips, until melted and smooth; drizzle evenly over cake and spread with a knife.
- Sprinkle and pack pretzel pieces, cookie pieces, and peanuts onto top and sides of cake; drizzle with caramel sauce.