Such a fun treat today! This Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting is such a wonderful combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Rich frosting paired with a moist cake is a delight to the senses!
Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Is there any better flavor combination than Chocolate and Peanut Butter? I think it has stood the test of time for a reason… it IS the best! Making this cake was a delight from beginning to end and the second this cake came out of the oven I knew I was in love. It was pure bliss.
For the top, I went to my go-to method for decorating a cake and that is the Ateco 846 tip.
I put 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter softened, 1 cup confectioners sugar, and 1-3 tablespoons of milk in the mixer and blended to a nice creamy consistency. (add more or less milk to reach your desired consistency)
Then simply just piped out little piles of peanut butter frosting bliss and covered in chocolate sprinkles.
Is there any better flavor combination than Chocolate and Peanut Butter? I think it has stood the test of time for a reason… it IS the best!
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup (113g) butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 tsp. good quality vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 6 tbsp. heavy cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8 inch round cake pan.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Cream together the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes on medium speed.
- With mixer on slow, beat in eggs and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed.
- Slowly beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just combined.
- Do not overmix. Batter will be thick.
Bake for 32-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool before frosting.
- Sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to assure there are no lumps. Set aside.
- With a stand mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until fluffy - about 2 minutes.
With mixer on low, gradually add the sifted sugar/cocoa powder alternately with the heavy cream and vanilla.
- Add more powdered sugar if frosting is too dark. Add a pinch of salt if frosting is too sweet.