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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake


Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

One Bowl Chocolate Cake:

2 cups granulated sugar

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup of water

1/2 cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Frosting:

4 cups smooth peanut butter

2 cups unsalted butter softened to room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 pounds powdered sugar (1 bag)

1/2 cup milk

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:

Prepare cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 3 9-inch round cake pans. Place 9-inch parchment rounds on bottoms of pans and grease if desired.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the granulated sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

Add eggs, milk, water, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to bowl on top of other ingredients. Gently whisk the wet ingredients on top to just combine slightly and break eggs. Then whisk all ingredients together until just combined. It's ok if small lumps.

Divide batter between three pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove cakes from the oven, cool slightly, then remove cakes from pan to cool completely.

Prepare Frosting:

Beat together peanut butter and softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and well combined. Beat in vanilla and salt. Then slowly beat in powdered sugar a little at a time.

Beat in milk a little at a time until frosting is smooth and creamy. You may not need all of the milk, or you might need slightly more depending on how thin you'd like your frosting.

Assemble Cake:

Place one layer of cake on a large plate or cake stand. Top with some peanut butter frosting and spread to edges. Sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top.

Top with another cake layer and repeat with frosting and chocolate chips. Top with third cake layer and frost.

Enjoy...

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