Friday, October 9, 2015

Knock Your Socks Off Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

You can't believe the things Beaulah and I have been
whipping up in the kitchen of 
Purple Chocolat Home!
There is flour flying everywhere!  Really,
her broomstick does make a mess!

October is not only Halloween month,
but it is birthday month, and Beaulah and
I whipped up one of our family's favorite 
tall cakes for one of those birthdays.

Beaulah likes chocolate just as much as I do,
and add some peanut butter cream cheese frosting
in between each layer, and this one is swoon worthy.

Then it is topped off with peanut butter cups!

There is nothing as beautiful as a tall, three layer cake,
and I was even able to get a photo before it was eaten
by all the little goblins!

Knock Your Socks Off Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

3 layers chocolate cake - I made 2 Betty Crocker Triple
Chocolate Cakes filling each pan with 2 1/2 C. batter.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 C. peanut butter
1/4 C. whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C. powdered sugar

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese,
peanut butter, whipping cream and vanilla.  Add the
powdered sugar and whip until fluffy.

Fudge Frosting

3/4 C. melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C. melted butter
3-4 T. milk
3 C. powdered sugar
Mini peanut butter cups

In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter together
in the microwave on high for 1 minute.  Stir.  Melt again for
30 seconds if needed, and continue in small intervals until
all of the chocolate is melted.  Pour into a large bowl and
mix in the powdered sugar and milk, until the mix is
smooth and creamy.  Frost quickly as this fudge frosting
sets up rapidly.
Assemble the cake with 1/3 of the peanut butter frosting
between the layers.  Then frost the sides with the fudge
frosting.  Spoon the remaining third of the peanut butter
frosting on top, bringing to the edge of the cake.  Top with
cup up peanut butter cups.

We hope you are having lots of fun in the kitchen and
home this month too!


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh, My---Will You Just HUSH!! I'm mind-mapping my cupboards right now, to see if I have all the ingredients, and, as it happens, I DO.

    Every one. And I'll have time to bake the layers and cool them betwixt now and 3:30, when Sweetpea and I get back from school. This is her Mommy's absolute favorite flavor combination, and she'll be thrilled. I just know it will cut neatly into halves---one for them to take home, and one for our house, even if we have to lay them down on the cut sides, like halved logs.

    Splendid for a cloudy October afternoon in my new pink kitchen.

    You DO beat all.


  2. It's a good thing I don't have the ingredients for this awesome cake in my pantry. It is beautiful and looks delicious.
    I've been trying to loose some weight so I will pin it for the future.
    Peanut butter cups have always been my weakness.

  3. A centerpiece for sure! Bet it was amazing:@)

  4. Oh my goodness, that looks sinfully delicious! Love chocolate/peanut butter combo almost as much as I do chocolate/ many flavors are even better when combined with chocolate.
    Happy birthday, Jacqueline!

  5. Way to pretty to eat, that's for sure! It's hard to make anything more mouthwatering than peanut butter and chocolate, so this one goes on my to-do list.

  6. Jacqueline, Happy birthday to the October people in your family! I'm an October baby too, as is my son, and we would both LOVE this chocolate peanut butter cake!!!! Ooooh it looks so delicious!!!! Linda

  7. Just looking at this creation is putting calories in my head Jacqueline. LOL I'm on a mission to lose weight and therefore am baking pumpkin tarts instead of pie for our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.
    Now, if I can only eat one...
    My daughter that's using your fondant recipe has been making some fabulous desserts and is now passing the recipe on to her friends. :-)

  8. This is such a big, beautiful cake that really makes a grand statement. I love it, and I know that Audra must have loved it for her birthday. Joni

  9. Such a large decadent cake with yummy fudge, peanut butter and chocolate. What's not to love! Great presentation and I know it was devoured immediately.

  10. Yummmeeeeeeeeee!
    Everyone in our house would love this cake!

  11. Yummmeeeeeeeeee!
    Everyone in our house would love this cake!


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