Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is so easy and inexpensive, you can find the ingredients in your pantry. Decadence for cheap!

My youngest son loves anything with chocolate and his tried-and- true peanut butter! His dessert requirement: "as long as it has chocolate in it".  What a better way to satisfy this young man's appetite than combining his favorites! 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
2 1/4 cups sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
Beat together butter and sugar. Until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. 

 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I use skippy)
4 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
Add peanut butter and melted chocolate into sugar mixture and beat until well blended.

6 eggs
Add eggs into the mixture one at a time.

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup milk
Mix together, flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the mixture: add milk just until combined. 

6 oz semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
Stir in the chocolate chips.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease bundt cake pan with butter.
  • Turn batter onto bundt cake pan and spread evenly. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cool in pan for at least 20 minutes, then unmold and let cool completely before frosting cake.
  • Use 1/2 of frosting and frost cake all over.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes and frost cake all over again. Sprinkle peanut (if desired),  peeled chocolate or even candies.

Chocolate Frosting (Makes about 1.5 cups)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3T butter
2 cups powdered sugar
6 T milk

You can use microwave to cook the chocolate  chips and butter for 1 to 1/2 minutes or until melted, or on the top range, in low to medium heat, until melted and smooth when stirred.

Beat in powdered sugar and milk. 


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