Chocolate Cake + Peanut Butter Buttercream + Chocolate Ganache = PURE BLISS
My goddaughter requested this combination for her birthday cake and I am SO glad that she did!
I used my old faithful chocolate cake and frosted it with a whipped peanut butter buttercream. The cake is filled with the peanut butter buttercream, drizzled with a layer of chocolate ganache. Finally, the flower decorations are made with chocolate buttercream.
I’ve always loved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and this cake translates those flavors perfectly. Just enough peanut butter and chocolate, the flavors marry perfectly together. I need to find another reason to make this cake again… SOON!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake
1 recipe of my old faithful chocolate cake
Peanut Butter Buttercream
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
- In stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine peanut butter and butter until well blended
- Slowly add in confectioner sugar and blend until incorporated. Turn up the mixer to medium high (4 on KitchenAid) for 4 minutes.
- Add 2 tablespoons heavy cream and mix for another two minutes. Add additional tablespoon if needed to reach desired consistency.
- At this point the buttercream should be nice and fluffy and you will want to eat it with a spoonful right from the mixer bowl, but try to show a little restraint and just eat one spoonful and use the rest to frost the cake!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 oz melted semi sweet chocolate
- Mix butter on medium speed for 3 minutes until light and fluffy
- Add confectioner sugar and cocoa powder and mix on medium high for 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl as necessary.
- Add melted chocolate and mix for another 2 minutes.
Have fun decorating… ENJOY!
I used a petal tip to create the flowers and ruffles along the edge of the cake.