Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cake with Reese’s 

Hey everyone!

Let me start by saying, chocolate + peanut butter = match made in heaven!

It was one of my close friends birthday and since I haven’t baked in a while (Exams and work kept me busy) I decided to do a bit of a fancy cake but in a rustic home made sort of way. I searched and went through a lot of recipes and decided to try one out. I made a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. It has two layers and some frosting in the middle. I decorated with some melted dark chocolate and Reese’s. As you can see I did it freestyle. The chocolate cake has buttermilk and coffee so it is moist, rich and well balanced. This cake is not overly sweet and I love that! The frosting is amazing and you can lather however much you like on your cake. I personally dont like a very thick layer so I was left with a bit of extra icing. I was so happy with it when it was done and was excited to present it to my friend who loved it!

In short, this cake was delicious, easy to make and you should definitely make it! On to the recipe…

Ingredients

Chocolate cake

  • 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or canola oil, or melted coconut oil)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee

Peanut butter frosting & decoration

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 6-8 tbsp heavy cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Lindt 70% dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 Reese’s peanut butter cups chopped

Method 

Cake

  • Pre heat the oven to 180 Celsius and grease two 9 inch round bottomless cake tins
  • Mix the flour, chocolate powder, baking soda, baking powder together in a bowl
  • In another bowl mix the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla together and beat it using a hand mixer until combined
  • Add the dry ingredients a scoop at a time and mix well
  • Add the strong coffee and beat on a slow speed. It would be a thin mix.
  • Pour half to each tin and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  • Once its baked cool them completely on a wire rack and while it does make the frosting

Peanut butter frosting

  • Add the peanut butter and butter in to a bowl and beat until creamy
  • Add the icing sugar in batches and beat till well combined
  • If the icing is too thick, add a tablespoon of thickened cream at a time until you reach the consistency you like

Assembly & decoration

  • Lay one layer on a plate and add a cup of the frosting on it and spread
  • Lay the next layer on top and lather the icing to cover the cake. How much you add is up to you
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave in 15 second bursts and stir between rounds
  • Now this is the fun part. Drizzle to your hearts content. Totally up to you! I added some in the middle to place the Reese’s on top.

Voila you are done! Hope you like it and hope you make it! Tag us in your pictures on Instagram at eastwestmusings1 

Cheers,

Thavi

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One Comment Add yours

  1. My kind of cake! 🍫

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