This is a decadently rich yummy cake & I used all the optional choices. You're only able to eat a tiny bit so it's great for a crowd. Just make sure you have milk in the house because you'll need it after eating a slice of this baby. I made homemade marshmallows (Alton Brown's recipe) & used them & it was a nice touch. Will truly make this one again -thanks for such a lovely recipe.
This is to die for!! This is awesome! I did all the optional things and it came out wonderfully. With the third step, the eggs started to cook, so I had to take it off the stove but the cake was fine. I also just put the peanut butter in the micro for about 30 seconds and poured on and didn't use the oil. The frosting I also had to add a little extra milk for the frosting to be pourable. Everyone needs to try this if they love peanut butter and chocolate!! Thanks, Chef Mommie! This recipe made it into our book#179809!
Not bad, but I think I'm spoiled from having the classic Rocky Road Fudge bars, which are brownies with S'more toppings instead of cake. I found myself wanting the base to be more dense and less cakey. Love the layer of peanut butter and followed another reviewer's advice to just nuke it into spreading consistency (who wants to my peanut oil just for one recipe?). FYI, substitution for buttermilk: put 1/2 Tblsp of cider vinegar or lemon juice in 1/2 cup measuring cup and add enough milk to fill the cup.. For the 6 tablespoons of buttermilk, I added 1 tsp of cider vinegar to 1/3 cup and added the milk... then dolloped in just a little extra since 1/3 cup is a little short.