Monday, May 18, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

So Saturday we had my brother's 19th Birthday party, and it was SO MUCH FUN!
Anyways my brother asked me to make this cake for him, and of curse I said yes. This cake has become the go to birthday cake for my brother and my brother-in-law for the last couple of years.
So I made the cake of Friday, because pretty much all cakes are better the second day. and as you can imagine I had a lot of cooking to do for the party. But I love making this cake, I'm not a huge chocolate fan myself but all my guys love it. My favorite thing about this cake is that it doesn't have to look absolutely perfect, it just has to look yummy.
Chocolate Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 cups hot water
5 ounces dark chocolate
6 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Cream Frosting.
3 sticks butter
2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk

Chocolate Glaze.
4 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces dark chocolate
1 cup powdered sugar

Heat the oven to 350f. line and grease two 8 or 9 inch cake pans, with wax paper circles. you may want to flour the cake pans al well  if you are worried that the cake will stick.

In a mixer bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Mix till combined.
 In a small bowl, whisk together the hot water in with the chocolate and the butter,until the butter and the chocolate are melted. Add the vanilla.

 Add wet ingredients to the dry. Mix on a medium speed until combined out two minutes.
 Divide batter equally into the pans.
 And bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool cake in the pans before moving onto cooling rack, cool completely before frosting.

For The Frosting.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and the peanut butter on a medium speed until its light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
 Add the vanilla, add the powdered sugar slowly, then add the milk.
You may need more powdered sugar to get the frosting the way you like it.
 Fill the cake with frosting, frost the cake:)
 Chill in the refrigerator whilst you make the glaze.
For The Glaze.
 In a small saucepan, add the butter, milk, corn syrup and the vanilla.
 Heat over medium heat until butter is melted. turn down the heat to low, and add the chocolate until melted.

Remove from heat and add powdered sugar.
Whisk until smooth. cool until the glaze appears to thicken. Pour over the top of the cake, and allow the glaze to drip as you like.

Let the glaze set before you add the candy to the top of the cake.
Adapted From Blahnik Baker.