This is a cake that has changed my life in ways I could never imagine. It is literally the cake of my dreams, topping every other cake I ever thought I knew and loved! 😁
It’s not a huge surprise since it’s got peanut butter in it ,which everyone knows is my true love, and paired with by far the best chocolate cake I have EVER eaten to make it a too good to be true creation.
Remember how big of a deal I made with this chocolate cake, well we’re using the same chocolate cake recipe just switching it up a bit. For starters I replaced the sour cream with buttermilk. Good ole’ store bought real buttermilk for an impossibly soft, moist, tender and scrumptious crumb that is melt in your mouth-stick to your fork decadent. The catch is that you must use actual buttermilk not the homemade substitutes here like the vinegar/lemon concoction or something, it just doesn’t cut it here.
I know this may be annoying for some since buttermilk isn’t readily available to everyone so my only other option is to use sour cream. That gives the closest texture and taste to using real buttermilk.
I also always always use soft brown sugar in all my chocolate cakes because I feel like the flavour is unparallel to using all white sugar but that being said you can of course use all white.
On to the frosting, well this is one of those things that you know you dream about deep down inside but never think will actually become a reality. This my friends is that dream come true 😉
Imagine taking a million Reeses peanut butter cups, scraping the delicious fillings out and spreading it in and all over the cake! 😋😋 I swear that is EXACTLY what this frosting tastes like!
I actually made it by accident while trying to use up whatever I had left over ingredients wise. Basically it’s my favourite peanut butter frosting in a bigger batch, a bit more icing, some cream and a bit of sour cream. Yep that little addition of sour cream takes this frosting to a whole other level it’s a must!
My family couldn’t wait till sunrise for me to take a picture of the cake so I cut everyone a slither just as a hello and welcome to the cake of all cakes! They all unanimously declared this cake to be the best cake I have ever made in my entire life and that I’ll never make something that tops it.
I am so proud of this cake I mean it’s one of those bakes that I can’t believe I made myself from scratch with just basic ingredients and just a regular whisk 😁😁 it’s THAT amazing!!
You guys must make both this cake and frosting and plz tag me with your pics @dutchbakerblog on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter 💙