As mentioned previously, my brother Ben asked me for a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling for Christmas.
Any excuse to bake!
First, Steve baked a regular devil’s food cake in 2 8 inch pans. I was still under the weather. But then I did the rest, since I figured I would be spending several days with those who would be consuming it and they were bound to come in contact with my germs anyway.
I torted each layer, so I would have a total of 4 cake layers. Then I filled the layers with filling, of course!
Steve likes to take pictures of me spreading things, so here are a few of the many that are filling up my hard drive:
Someday I’ll own a program that allows me to make a collage with photos like this.
There are a lot of “somedays” in my life.
After putting it all together, I whipped up a creamy ganache and poured it over the whole thing, spreading it a little as I went to make sure it covered the whole cake.
Steve cut out the nativity stencil and we sifted some powdered sugar over it.
Oh, boy was this ever delicious.
Please try this filling- this whole combo. It was lucious.
Peanut Butter Filling:
3/4 cup soft butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 tbs honey
2 tsp vanilla
Beat to combine, and then add:
3 cups of sifted powdered sugar
Beat until combined, scraping the bowl diligently, then add:
2 tbs of whipping cream
Mix and spread on cooled cake.
Or get a spoon and a tall glass of milk and overdose in peanut-buttery goodness.