This is a recipe for peanut butter lovers only! Hello?? Pick me! Pick me! These are the most peanut-y delights that I have made. They consist of a peanut butter cake base, filled with peanut butter candies, and topped with peanut butter buttercream! Oh heavens.
This cake is a chocolate peanut butter lovers dream. If you need more convincing than that, feel free to keep on reading, but if you’re sold, just skip to the recipe and video!
Peanut butter is something that I cannot live without. I have it for breakfast, I have it for a snack with celery, I have it on my frozen yogurt. I love it. If I suddenly woke up one day with a peanut allergy. I would be crushed! My school is a peanut free facility, and thankfully for parents there are lots of peanut-free peanut butters. Um, what? Peanut butter sans peanuts. I’m glad I’m not five and having to eat that! I can’t imagine that it tastes very good . . . maybe I’ll just have to ask one of my kids if I can have a bite of their sandwich and try it. Hahahahahaha. I wouldn’t, don’t worry.
I can remember loving Reece’s Peanut Butter cups as a child but now, I don’t really care for them because I’ve had many peanut butter and chocolate themed desserts that are better. We’re talking buckeyes, mousse cups, fudge, cookies, brownies, pies! So many choices. When I set out to make this recipe, I wanted it to be completely over the top, encompassing all of my favourite aspects of each of these peanut butter chocolate recipes. I wanted the peanut butter flavour to be light, fluffy, inside and outside of the cake. I wanted it to be dripping chocolate! I wanted it to be pretty and I wanted it to be tasty. I definitely achieved my goals with this cake!