peanut butter cup cake

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CAKE:
I used this eggless chocolate cake recipe from Epicurious, which yields two 9-inch round cakes.

FILLING:
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.

FROSTING:
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.

ASSEMBLY:
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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  1. cmr727 59 months ago

    omg, it's phenomenal!

  2. notscarlett7 59 months ago

    I really wish I hadn't seen this after working out and vowing to eat healthy all weekend. I might cry, this looks amazing.

  3. flint knits 59 months ago

    It's a special occasion cake, obvs. Stephen passed his exams today, so we're having friends over for a diabetic coma and some heart attacks.

  4. angefasu 59 months ago

    If I didn't just SHOVE my mouth full of cake, I would totally all over this..

  5. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) 59 months ago

    i'm nearly in tears this looks so good!

  6. that blonde girl 59 months ago

    oh, yay! congrats, stephen!

  7. add_knitter 59 months ago

    Mary Mother of GOD I want a fucking piece NOW.

  8. sao.mai 59 months ago

    it looks store bought. perfect.

  9. monochromaticgirl 59 months ago

    That is a glorious cake. I'm seriously jonesin' for a piece. Om nom nom and all!

  10. kelp! 59 months ago

    My waistline expanded just looking at this. Omg, want. Congrats to Stephen, and hope he doesn't die from eating this!

  11. teamkaty 59 months ago

    This thumbnail is very Wayne Thiebaud.

  12. lornagrl 59 months ago

    OMG!! That looks soooooooo gooood.

  13. sweetbriar 59 months ago

    That is a perfect cake. I want to take that cake out for a nice dinner on a friday night.

  14. JuliaVesper 59 months ago

    OMG if I could eat peanut butter I'd nom this up right. now.
    ps- I just showed it to the bf, and he fell over at the awesome peanuty chocolatey awesomeness.

  15. JustaMouse [deleted] 59 months ago

    Yum!!! May I have a slice, please?

  16. bestitched 59 months ago

    How did I miss this? How??? I think I found my birthday cake recipe.

  17. paintboxexplosion 58 months ago

    That looks SO delicious!!

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