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Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

 Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
For an impressive holiday dessert, look here! The combination of mocha cake and peanut butter filling satisfies every sweet tooth.
14 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Rich Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (continued)

Ingredients (continued)

  • Chocolate curls

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, milk, coffee, oil, eggs and vanilla
  • until well blended. Combine the flour, cocoa, coffee granules,
  • baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until
  • blended.
  • Transfer to two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
  • 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until
  • blended. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth.
  • For frosting, melt peanut butter and chocolate in a microwave; stir
  • until smooth. Cool. In a large bowl, beat butter and chocolate
  • mixture until fluffy. Add the marshmallow creme, confectioners’
  • sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. If necessary, refrigerate
  • until frosting reaches spreading consistency.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with filling. Top
  • with remaining cake layer. Spread frosting over top and sides of
  • cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 883 calories, 60 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 670 mg sodium, 83 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 11 g protein.