Friday, January 22, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake

My room-mate made this cake. It is one of the best cakes I have ever eaten! If you like chocolate and peanut butter together, you will love this cake. Warning: it is addicting!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cake
Chocolate Cake:
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Fluffy peanut butter frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
2 cups confectioners' sugar

Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy. TO ASSEMBLE: place one cake on a plate. Cover with half of the frosting. Sprinkle on chopped peanut butter cups. Stack second cake on top. Cover with rest of frosting. Sprinkle on remaining peanut butter cups. Take a picture...send a copy to me :) Cut and consume. Delish!


  1. I want to try this! And thanks for putting up the bread recipe! Now I just need some bread pans :)

  2. You're welcome!
    Yeah, you do...maybe Stu can buy you some for your wedding anniversary :)


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