Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Happy Tasty Tuesday!
So here's the deal. When I started this blog I decided that once a week I wanted to share a recipe that I have personally made with all of you. I really enjoy cooking and I'm constantly trying new recipes at home on weekends, attempting to recreate something I ate in a restaurant or fulfill some crazy craving. The whole point in the recipes that I share is that I have made them first-hand, I don't like to post a random recipe that I've never tried making/eating because who knows if it was going to be any good!? But coming up with new recipes each week can be difficult. Since I post something new every Tuesday, I have to come up with 52 new recipes every year, and that is a lot of time spent in the kitchen. 
So since I haven't tried making anything new in the past two weeks I decided to give you a recipe I made a couple years ago when I first bought the KitchenAid Mixer. I had my eye on this mixer for years but it's super expensive. When we finally bit the bullet and invested in it I knew I wanted to make something complicated that, without the mixer would have been a lot more work (mainly because I hate stirring bowls...). Enter this amazing chocolate peanut butter cake. It was very delicious and very fattening but a great way to break in the new mixer. So pardon the not so great photo of the finished product since I took this years before I had a blog and realized that when I cook I need to make the picture pretty!

Ingredients for Cake:
  • 1 box devils food cake mix 
  • 1 large package of jello instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of peanut butter cups chopped
  • More peanut butter cups for topping garnish
Ingredients for Frosting:
  • 1 cup shortening or crisco
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients except peanut butter cups so that everything is mixed completely (it will be thick so use those muscles if you don't have a mixer!). Then add chopped peanut butter cups.
  • Pour batter into cake pans of choice (I use ones similar to THIS). 
  • Bake in oven according to the time on the devils food cake box (plus add 10 extra minutes). You can use a toothpick to determine whether the cake is done or not--- clean toothpick means its done!
  • In a second bowl, combine shortening and peanut butter mixing them until light and fluffy (use a mixer is possible!). 
  • Add sugar and continue creaming until blended, then add salt, vanilla and whipping cream until frosting is fluffy.
  • Once cake is cooled, frost it! I did a little design using decorator tools and then topped it with even more chopped peanut butter cups!
  • Enjoy!
What is the most complicated recipe you've ever tried?


  1. Oh my goodness, that looks simply incredible! I am such a peanut butter junkie, so this is perfect.


  2. Yum! we are registering for a kitchen aid mixer and I seriously cannot wait to put it to use!!

  3. That cake is GORGEOUS! Awesome job, girl! I do not cook, hahaha.

  4. Oh my gosh, that looks like heaven! I'm a huge sucker for everything peanut butter and chocolate. Next time I get in the kitchen I will definitely be trying this!



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