Peanut Butter-Fudge cake


Ok all you chocolate cake lovers…you will never make another chocolate cake recipe after this one. OMG!

CAKE
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup cocoa or Dutch-Process cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons espresso powder or fine grind coffee
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups water

FILLING
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk

ICING
1 1/3 cups chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour two 8″ x 2″ round cake pans or 9″ round cake pans.
2. To make the cake: Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla, beating until smooth.
3. Gradually add the water, beating until smooth.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
5. Bake the cakes for 35 to 38 minutes (a bit less if you use a 9″ pan), or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn them out of the pans to cool completely on a rack.
6. To make the filling: Mix the sugar, peanut butter and vanilla till crumbly. Add the milk and mix till smooth, adding more milk if necessary to make a spreadable filling.
7. Divide the cooled layers in half horizontally, to make four layers. Place one layer on a serving plate, and spread with filling. Repeat with the next two layers. Top with the final cake layer.
8. To make the icing: Combine the chocolate chips, cream, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave till the cream is very hot, and the chips are soft.
9. Stir till the chips melt, and the mixture is smooth.
10. Spread the icing atop the cake, letting it drizzle down the sides.

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2 Responses to Peanut Butter-Fudge cake

  1. Tes says:

    Wow it looks so good with peanut butter cream filling. I really just wanna grasp it and eat. I love this recipe, I have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Tes, the filling is AMAZING. You’ll want to slather it on everything. LOL!

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