Friday, March 22, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Cake

We've all (me...) have read about how much I love peanut butter. Especially when there are ridiculous amounts of chocolate involved. Well...this is one recipe that I will make over and over again. It is too awesome to describe. Just imagine your favorite dessert with chocolate and peanut butter, multiply it's deliciousness by 200...and you have this. Ah-mazing.
reese's peanut butter-cake-recipe 09
Peanut Butter Cup Cake
8oz semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
8oz heavy cream
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter cups, roughly chopped

Heat the cream until it just begins to boil. Pour it over the chocolate in a medium bowl. Whisk until the chocolate melts, then whisk in the peanut butter until it's all incorporated and smooth. Set aside 1/4 of the filling for the first layer of frosting. Cool the other 3/4 completely, then gently stir in the peanut butter cups.

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add the vanilla, then the sugar. I beat mine until it was pretty fluffy.

I used the chocolate cake from my blog that I love!

Place one 9-inch round on a cake stand or plate. Cover the top in the peanut butter fudge filling. Place the second 9-inch round on top. Using the reserved filling, spread a thin layer on the outside of the cake. Refrigerate until the fudge is set and firm to the touch.

Slather the whole thing in the peanut butter frosting. Decorate with peanut butter cups.

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