Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

3 years ago

I was struck with inspiration when thinking about what I wanted to do for my boyfriends birthday. Should I buy a cake or make a cake? Buying a cake is an easy way out, even though it is a nice gesture, but premade cakes at bakeries can get pricey. Whereas making a cake shows youve put work in. I think it means a lot more and its a lot cheaper to make your own cake than to buy one. With the back and fourth in my head, I finally decided on making a cake. The only golden rule I went by was the cake base had to be chocolate because thats my boyfriends favorite. The rest was up to me to get creative with and I ran with that creativity.

Lately weve both been on a peanut butter kick. So I thought, why not bring two delicious worlds together? Peanut butter and chocolate? I decided on making a peanut butter cream cheese frosting but that in itself wasnt enough, so I decided to make a chocolate ganache for the top of the cake to help draw together the whole cake and to cut on the sweetness of the frosting.

The end result was a delicious, perfect harmony. The cake was moist and delicious, the frosting was spectacular and the chocolate ganache truly held it all together and kept it from being sickeningly sweet. We had family and friends over for dinner and all were equally impressed with the cake and I even got a few you made that?!

If youre a peanut butter and chocolate fan I highly suggest you give this a try. Its quite simple to pull together!

If you want to check out the recipe, check it out on my blog:

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