Dark chocolate and peanut butter cake

Do all mothers think their children will never get fat?


This must be the case because my mother just got me this:



It’s a one kilo jar of peanut butter!


Let’s stare at it in disbelief for a minute longer, shall we?



*disbelief* turns to *complete glee* πŸ˜€


My mind’s been whirling with peanut butter recipe ideas, but I got off the merry-go-round at Dark chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting station.



This cake is delicious by itself- it’s incredibly fluffy and soft and not too sweet. Like your grandmother. Add the peanut butter frosting, and watch it transform into something wicked and sexy. Like _____. (Fill in whoever floats your boat. I’d say Hugh Jackman :P)



The frosting still tastes and feels like peanut butter. It has all the gooey, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth goodness that we love about peanut butter.


Fun way to start the peanut butter celebrations! Don’t you think?



Thanks Mom πŸ™‚


Dark chocolate and peanut butter cake


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Serves: 12


Ingredients:


150 g plain flour, sifted
90 g cocoa powder, sifted
240 g finely ground sugar, sifted
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tbsp coffee powder
240 g butter, salted is fine, but melted and cooled (plus a bit more for greasing)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
50 ml cream


For the peanut butter frosting


150 g peanut butter
150 ml cream


Method:


For the cake


1. Preheat the oven to 180ΒΊ C. Line the base of a 9-inch round cake tin with parchment and grease the base and sides. Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and coffee in a large bowl. Add the butter, vanilla, and the eggs (one at time) and mix everything together well. Stir in the cream vigorously.
2. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
3. Remove and leave on a wire rack to cool before removing from the tin.


For the peanut butter frosting


1. With an electric mixer, mix the crap out of the peanut butter and cream! You’re done! πŸ™‚


To assemble- Gently slice the cake horizontally in half. Slather on half the frosting and top with the top half of the cake. Spread the remaining frosting over the top of the cake. Serve! (This cake tastes best at room temperature.)



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