Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
November 21, 2011
"A great combination of flavors. Chocolate and peanut butter. If you do not want to make the cake from scratch, you can use a chocolate box cake and follow the directions on making the cake."
- PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
- Serving Size: 1 (142.9 g)
- Calories 540.4
- Total Fat - 21.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 8 g
- Cholesterol - 39.7 mg
- Sodium - 252.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 85.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
- Sugars - 72.3 g
- Protein - 7.6 g
- Calcium - 62 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 13x9x2 inch baking pan;set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, Crisco, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and beat for another minute.
In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add dry ingredients alternately with milk into the butter mixture; blend well.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes until wooden tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove cake from oven and cool on a wire rack. Frost cake and decorate with chocolate curls.
Peanut Butter Frosting:
In a mixer bowel, using the whisk attachment beat the butter and peanut butter for 3-5 minutes on medium to high speed. This is an important step. The butter and peanut butter must be well incorporated.
On low speed, add the powder sugar, vanilla, and cream until confectioners’ sugar is blended in. Beat on high for 2 more minutes.(If mixture seems to be too crumbly, add a tiny bit more cream, but not too much. You do not want the frosting to be soft or runny. If this happens, add a little more confectioners’ sugar). Ice the cake.
(Optional) To make chocolate curls: Using a potato peeler, peel along the side of 1 bar of semi-sweet chocolate onto a sheet of foil. Make the curls into small pieces; long, short, or thick as you like. Set the foil of chocolate curls into the refrigerator to chill thoroughly. When they have chilled, sprinkle the curls over the top of the frosting.
Tips & Variations
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