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Nutter Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This cake is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake lover's dream! This rich chocolate cake is covered with homemade peanut butter frosting and topped with Mini Nutter Butter Cookies. How can anything get any better?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Decorating time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 1186kcal
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes milk chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 large eggs

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 container Mini Nutter Butter Cookies

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Chocolate Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 inch round cake pans with pam baking spray, set aside
  • Using a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients together until fully combined.
  • Divide batter between the two baking pans and bake in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  • Allow to cool completely on the counter.
  • Once cooled, remove cakes from cake pan and cut the domes off

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, peanut butter and vanilla and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy

Build cake directions:

  • Place the first cake layer onto a serving plate
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out evenly
  • Place the second layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting
  • Place another scoop of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth evenly
  • Repeat steps with remaining cake layers
  • Once all layers have been frosted, frost entire cake
  • Scoop remaining frosting into a piping bag and set aside

Chocolate ganache directions

  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming
  • While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle

Decorating directions

  • Using the squeeze bottle, to create a drizzle effect around the top of the cake, squeeze some ganache over the side allow the chocolate ganache to drip down
  • Pour ganache onto the center of the top of the cake and smooth evenly to coat the top
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes to allow ganache to harden
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top cake
  • Place a nutter butter cookie onto the top and side of the frosting dollops
  • Cut into slices and grab a large glass of milk!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1186kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 87g | Saturated Fat: 47g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 67g | Vitamin A: 2180IU | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 5mg