8/17/13

Chocolate Fudge Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting


After making this cake I couldn't help but think how perfect it would be for Halloween (one of my favorite days of the year!). It is a cute cake with the chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting. I added chocolate sprinkles for good measure. This cake is very easy to make but make sure that you don't over mix.


Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate chips
chocolate sprinkles for topping

chocolate ganache
5 ounces chopped milk chocolate
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

peanut butter frosting
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. Grease or spray a 14-cup bundt pan with butter or nonstick spray.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together milk and sour cream.
4. Beat butter in the bowl of your electric mixer (fitted with the paddle attachment) until creamy, then add in sugar and beat on medium-high until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes, scraping down the sides if needed. Add in vanilla extract and beat until combined, then add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Continue to scrape down sides if needed. Once combined, add in half of the flour mixer, beating on low until just combined, then add in the milk and sour cream, beating again. Finish but adding the rest of the dry ingredients, just beating until combined or even stirring with a spoon. Remove paddle attachment and fold in chocolate chips with a spatula. Pour in the greased bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until cake is set. Do not overbake - cake will be dry! Let cool for about 30 minutes in the pan, then gently invert and let cake cool completely before covering in ganache.

Chocolate Ganache:
Place chocolate in a large bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over low heat until it's warm and bubbles appear on the edges. Once warm, pour over the chocolate and whisk constantly until smooth - about 2-3 minutes. Whisk in vanilla extract. Let ganache sit for 20-25 minutes until it thickens and "sets up" a bit. Once cake has cooled, pour overtop. Place in the fridge to firm up quickly while you make the peanut butter frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting:
Melt peanut butter until creamy (I microwave for 30 seconds, stir well, then microwave again in 15 second increments until melting), then stir in coconut oil. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth (about 1-2 minutes), then let sit for 15-20 minutes until it cools and sets enough to be pourable but not super runny. Pour over chocolate ganache and cover in sprinkles! Note: you cannot taste coconut whatsoever.

Recipe via: Martha Stewart

17 comments:

  1. Oh no, that looks and sounds too delicious!

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  2. Oh, yummy! You had me at "peanut butter frosting"!

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  3. O lla laaaa. Looks really yummy. Have a great day.

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  4. I'm salivating like crazy over here. I want some of this cake so badly right now. I mean, peanut butter frosting? It's like heaven on earth. Following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!

    May the Force be with you.
    Emily

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  5. That looks delicious, now i am hungry....... ♥ XOXO

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  6. Just by reading the recipe, I can tell how luscious this cake must taste, looks divine!

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  7. Chocolate fudge cake - one of my favourites and it looks like it will be so moist too.
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  8. I'm a sucker for any cake with glaze!

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  9. This looks super yummy!!! just look at the melted peanut butter. GAAAHHHH!

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  10. looks yummy and tasty... i wish i could learn baking :(

    stay in touch,
    Joan

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  11. Omg I want this right now. It looks so delicious!!

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  12. I honestly hate peanut butter but this looks really good! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  13. Yummmyyy–one of the best combos ever!

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  14. That's the first thing I thought! Definitely aesthetically perfect for Halloween! Looks great!
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