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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake With Butterfinger Frosting

I made this for my birthday last year and it is incredible. This appeared in last year's Bon Appetit. Now I have two cakes to pick from for my birthday..this and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake. Can you tell I'm head over heels for this winning combination?

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48hrs 25mins
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ingredients

directions

  • For filling:

  • Bring cream and sugar to simmer in saucepan, whisking to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; let stand 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in peanut butter. Chill uncovered overnight.
  • For cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottoms with parchment paper. Sift first 4 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until blended. Beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. At low speed, beat in flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions.
  • Divide batter among pans and spread evenly. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool cakes 5 minutes. Turn out onto racks; peel off parchment. Cool cakes completely.
  • For frosting:

  • Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Whisk whipping cream and 3/4 cup powdered sugar in bowl until mixture holds medium-firm peaks. Fold into cream cheese mixture in 3 additions; chill until firm but spreadable, about 1 hour.
  • Place 1 cake layer, bottom side up, on 9-inch tart pan bottom. Spread with half of filling. Place another layer, bottom side up, on work surface. Spread with remaining filling; place atop first layer. Top with remaining cake layer, bottom side up.
  • Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome; chill. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours before continuing.) Press candy and peanuts onto top of cake.
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"I made this for my birthday last year and it is incredible. This appeared in last year's Bon Appetit. Now I have two cakes to pick from for my birthday..this and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake. Can you tell I'm head over heels for this winning combination?"
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  1. greysangel
    I made this for my birthday last year and it is incredible. This appeared in last year's Bon Appetit. Now I have two cakes to pick from for my birthday..this and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake. Can you tell I'm head over heels for this winning combination?
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