Blue-Ribbon Peanut Butter Torte
Total TimePrep: 55 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
When I made this cake, it was nearly a disaster. The filling did not set up - my guess is that even though I cooked the cream and sugar for several minutes, it never came to a simmer. Next time I'll be sure to bring it to a boil before adding the chocolate and peanut butter. Anyway, I salvaged my mess by turning it into a trifle. Instead of using the cream cheese frosting, I layered cake pieces, the filling, mini peanut butter cups, and sweetened whipped cream (three layers altogether). It turned out delicious!!!
This has to be one of the best cakes ever!!! Just the perfect blend of flavors. Do give the chocolate filling plenty of time to set up--maybe even overnight. Otherwise it will squeeze out and you have a mess--a delicious one nonetheless.
This was a hit with my family!!! I omitted the peanuts and used creamy peanut butter, and it still turned out wonderful. I have made it twice, and will be making it many more times!
I think it's too much chocolate filling, so I make 2/3'rds of the state recipe and it turns out great. This is not for those who are faint of heart when counting calories! delish though!
This entire recipe is a mess. The cakes had to cook for 30 minutes before they were set, at which point they were fairly dry. The chocolate filling took forever to cool and thicken in the fridge. And the frosting was almost pourable even after hours in the fridge. Each individual part tasted ok, but it became a entire day's process and in the end neither the filling nor the frosting set properly, and therefore wouldn't stick to the dry cake. I followed the recipe exactly, so I guess it's up to me to alter it so that it actually works.
This is one I serve to company because most people really like it as I do.
This recipe went over very well with my office. In order to get a thick filling, make sure you chill the chocolate long enough. For the frosting, I put in 16 oz of cream cheese and a stick of butter rather than the smaller portions. If you want, you can also divide the 3 layers in 1/2 and make 6 thin layers, looks really attractive.
Very good but frosting is very sweet. I think I'd use a light chocolate frosting.
Very, Very good. This recipe should be under award winners. One of the best peanut butter cakes I've ever had.
O my gosh! I am loving this, my husband will too!Gotta print this one.