Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Chocolate cake frosted with a chocolate glaze over a layer of peanut butter.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks or use 1 stick butter with 1/2 cup shortening)
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease and flour a 15 1/2"x10 1/2"x1" jelly roll pan.
- In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a small saucepan, mix water, butter, and cocoa.
- Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute.
- Pour over flour mixture; beat just until blended (batter will be thin).
- Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla; beat until well blended.
- Pour into jelly roll pan.
- Bake until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean (25-30 minutes).
- Spread peanut butter over warm cake.
- Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
- Microwave chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl, on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes; stir.
- If needed, microwave for an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chocolate is melted.
- Carefully spread chocolate over top of peanut butter, covering it completely.
- Allow topping to set; cut into squares.
This cake was fabulous!!!! My husband is not much of a sweet eater,but he went crazy over it, as did my eighteen year old son and all of his buddies!!! This will definetly be a family favorite from now on!!!
This light, fluffy cake was SO delightful...I could make it for any occasion. There was just enough chocolate so it wasn't over doing it. It was most definitely the best cake I've ever tasted it. However, I just spread peanut butter over the cake without measurements while the cake was hot, and then sprinkled chocolate chips over the cake. When the chips melted, I took a scraper and spread chocolate around the cake. It was amazing and thanks, littleturtle!