The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake has layers of chocolate and peanut butter frosting and Reese’s peanut butter cups. It’s the perfect dessert for chocolate lover’s.
* I am partnering with BHG this month to bring you this amazing recipe.
Whenever we go out to eat, I love to check out the dessert menu. It doesn’t matter if we have been to that restaurant a thousand times before. I am still going to sit and drool over the desserts. It’s like I have a thing for desserts or something. Especially if it is chocolate cake. I definitely have a weakness for that sweet goodness!
Now some times we leave room for dessert, and sometimes we walk away. Mainly because I either ate way too much dinner, or there is some crazy dessert like this Thin Mint Cheesecake Brownie Cake or these Chocolate Lava Cakes already waiting in our kitchen at home.
But then sometimes we say no to dessert because we can’t justify the price. Who wants to pay $9 for a slice of soft moist chocolate cake? Especially when I know that I can bake an entire homemade chocolate cake for that price.
A few weeks ago BHG asked me to guest post for the “Month of Chocolate” on the Delish Dish blog. Well, let’s just think about that. Uuuummm,heck yes!!!
I do love a good chocolate recipe, so I was so excited to search through their archives and find some delicious chocolate recipes to give the BruCrew twist to.
As soon as I saw a cake called the Best-Ever Chocolate Cake, I knew that was the first one I was going to check out. Not that I doubted it was good, but I was very curious to see if it would live up to my particular sweet tooth expectations. I’ll admit that I have become a very, very picky dessert eater in the last few years.
It was so fun to look at the chocolate cake recipe and see what little tweaks and changes I would make based on how I like to bake.
How to make The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake:
Make sure to beat the butter until light and fluffy. Then add the sugar and beat it again. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat one more time.
Stir together the dry ingredients and add them alternately with the milk and coffee. Trust me. You will not taste the coffee in this cake. Coffee enhances the chocolate flavor making it more intense.
Bake the chocolate cake batter in a 9×13 pan that has been greased very well. Let it cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then flip it out on a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut the cake in half, making two 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch cake rectangles. Set aside 1/2 cup of the chocolate frosting, then frost the top of one of the layers with the rest of the chocolate frosting. Top it with the other cake layer.
Cover the entire cake with the Best Honey Peanut Butter Frosting. Use the extra chocolate frosting to pipe a border around the top of the cake. Add chopped up peanut butter cups to the top of the cake and halved peanut butter cups around the bottom.
I do have to admit that this was seriously one of the best homemade chocolate cakes I have ever tried. In fact, it was so good that it is hands down my new go-to recipe when I want to make chocolate cake from scratch.
So if you are looking for an impressive dessert to make, this is your cake. It looks like a lot of work, but it really is very easy to put together.
The best part is that you will getting the entire Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for the price of one cake slice. I’d say that is winning at dessert!
More chocolate recipes to try:
- Get your chocolate fix with these homemade Triple Chocolate Eclairs.
- These Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars will get rave reviews when you bring them to parties and picnics.
- I love all the chocolate and marshmallow goodness in these Hot Chocolate Cookies.
- These Chocolate Fudge Brownies have chocolate upon chocolate in every bite! They look amazing!
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*This post and recipe creation was compensated by Better Homes & Garden. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.