I headed over to Smitten Kitchen, one of my very favorite food sites and found something that sounded perfect- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. Three layers of chocolate cake covered and layered with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache... Hey. Snap out of it now. Stop day dreaming about cake and read on. Oh. Maybe it's just me day dreaming. Sorry.
I planned on following Deb's recipe to the letter, but the sour cream I thought was in the fridge wasn't, so I used plain yogurt instead (it worked just fine). And, I sprinkled the left over chocolate chips on top of the cake. As if it needed more chocolate.
Deb warns that this cake is rich. Let me just say this cake goes quite a bit beyond rich. This is not your everyday cake. This is a special occasion cake- not just because of the superb frosting and ganache, either. This is no hum-drum chocolate cake- it's super moist and super tasty. Man. I wish there was still some left. No, I don't. Yes, I do. No, I don't.
Oh. I have one more recommendation if you're considering making this. Refrain from eating any of this cake within four hours of bedtime. Unless you want time to write about 5 blog posts in a quiet house. The chocolate and sugar kept me up until 3 am. It was totally worth it.
And, while I fully enjoyed my little tryst with this cake, I'm back on the no sugar wagon. It really is a good place for me to be.
I must say a very special happy birthday to Nora, my niece. She was born around 3am this morning:-).Pin It