Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Sharffen Berger Cocoa
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Peanut Butter Mousse (recipe follows)
  • Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Cooking Instructions

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 inch pan

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

Melt butter. Stir in chocolate until smooth and melted.

Add eggs, milk,chocolate mixture, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.

Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Cover with the peanut butter mousse. Chill

Cover with a smooth layer of the ganache. Refrigerate about 4 hours before serving.

Peanut Butter Mousse

2 cups creamy peanut butter

8 oz cream cheese

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

Beat the peanut butter and cream cheese together until blended.

Add sugar slowly, beating well until all the sugar is incorporated.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating about 3 minutes after each addition.

Add vanilla

Spread on cooled cake in a thick layer.

Ganache

1 cup cream

12 ozs bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Bring cream just to a boil. Stir in chocolate until smooth. Spread over the peanut butter while still warm smoothing it as you go.
In retrospect, even though this is a very rich cake, I think I would give this a layer of caramel syrup between the cake and the peanut butter…just to see what that would be like…Chopped peanut butter cups on the top would be great as well.
  

12 Mar 2011     696 views     NON-Vegetarian       Bakeries > Cakes

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