Ready in 45 minutes
Easy and yummy!
"I changed the dark chocolate to chocolate flavored Almond Bark.
Next time I would wait a little more time before pouring the frosting on because the frosting starts to thicken as it cools. When I poured it right away it started running over too much.
We all loved the cake!"
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Preheat oven to 350. Coat two 9" round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Line with waxed paper; coat paper.
In large bowl, beat first four ingredients on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 minutes, scraping down bowl as necessary. Fold in chopped peanut butter cups.
Divide batter between pans and bake for about 34 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Turn out cakes and cool completely, removing wax paper immediately.
Place chopped dark chocolate in pyrex bowl. Heat cream just to a boil and pour over chocolate, whisking until chocolate melts. Add peanut butter and whisk until smooth.
Trim top of cake layers flat. Place one layer on cooling rack and place on baking sheet. Pour 1 cup frosting on top; spread evenly with spatula. Top with other layer. Pour remaining frosting over top, allowing to spill over sides. Smooth top and sides with spatula. Refrigerate one hour to set. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with additional chopped peanut butter cups. (Trim just around perimeter for a pretty effect).
Approximately 470 calories per serving.
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Ssuitepea 7 months agoVery yummy! Not too hard to make either. I used dark chocolate chips instead of a bar for the icing.
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cowgirlcooking 9 months agoVery nummy!
Apiffany 11 month agoI haven't actually made this but the first thing I saw which you really shoudn't do is use a cake mix that is pre made.
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jdussia00 1 year agoLove, Love, Love it! Positively to die for! I used milk chocolate instead of dark, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. YUMMMMM!!!!!
Erin1681 2 years agoI added a peanut butter filling and used fudge cake and milk chocolate instead of dark. Everyone loved it!! Will be making this again for sure!
CathrineJ 2 years agoVery nice, made it in one cake tin instead of two and cooked it longer. Didn't last long, will make it again soon. Yum!
cookies_and_cream 2 years agoDelicious! In between the layers I added crumbled chocolate covered peanut butter cups and it was really good.
samishepard87 2 years ago
ash1983 3 years agoSoooo good my whole family loves it, I've made several different variations of this cake all have been wonderful!!
scs55 3 years agoThis was the BEST cake ever. I like walnuts so I added 1 cup chopped to cake mix. 4 people had it and they all agreed THE BEST.
jbourff 5 years agoI changed the dark chocolate to chocolate flavored Almond Bark. Next time I would wait a little more time before pouring the frosting on because the frosting starts to thicken as it cools. When I poured it right away it started running over too much. We all loved the cake!
Dackers 6 years ago[I posted this recipe.]