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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Ganache

How sweet to bake for those we love! I made this favorite chocolate peanut butter cake recipe for my brother, a hard-working husband and father of 3 sweet kiddos. Needless to say it didn't last long. I'm excited to share this delicious recipe with you as the perfect topper for your celebrations!


1 bag of The Best Ever Chocolate Cake Mix

  • Make according to the package directions
  • Then top with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache

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Peanut Butter Frosting

Measure out the following:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 10 Tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2. tsp GF vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Place the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add heavy cream and gradually increase speed to high and whip until the texture is a light and smooth frosting. (Careful to not over beat)

Frost chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting, drizzle with chocolate ganache and chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Ganache

Measure out the following:

  • 16 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped fine 
  • 16 oz (2 cups) heavy cream 

Place chopped chocolate into the bowl of a food processor. 

Heat the cream in a quart sized, microwaveable container and microwave for 3-4 minutes on high or until it just begins to simmer; but watch that the cream doesn't boil over. Pour hot cream over the chocolate and let sit for two minutes. Process by pulsing several times until chocolate mixture is smooth. Use as is for glazing by drizzling over cake. 

If you wish to make a lighter frosting, allow it to come to room temperature, approximately 2 hours. Once at room temperature, place in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on high for 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Nathalie on

    I eat gluten , dairy and sugar free. So I know for my bday I would be makeing my cake . I made the chocolate cake With my own cacao frosting . It was a hit and I was able to enjoy blowing out the candles on a cake I could enjoy with my family!

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