Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake


Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake 


For the Cake:

- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/4 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

- 2 large eggs

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 cup buttermilk

For the Peanut Butter Frosting:

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

- 1 cup creamy peanut butter

- 2 cups powdered sugar

- 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the Chocolate Ganache:

- 1/2 cup heavy cream

- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


For the Cake:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 8-inch round cake pans.

2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In another large bowl, cream together softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the tops.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely.

For the Peanut Butter Frosting:

1. In a bowl, beat together softened butter, creamy peanut butter, powdered sugar, and heavy cream until smooth and fluffy.

For the Chocolate Ganache:

1. In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream until it simmers. Remove from heat and add semisweet chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth.


1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of peanut butter frosting on top.

2. Place the second cake layer on top and cover the entire cake with the remaining peanut butter frosting.

3. Drizzle the chocolate ganache over the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.

4. Optional: Garnish with chopped peanuts or chocolate shavings.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Baking Time: 25-30 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours

Servings: 12

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