Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter. Peanut butter and chocolate. Seriously, does it get any better? This cake is incredibly rich and I recommend having a very large glass of milk with it. But, it is amazing. Especially if you love the PB & chocolate combination!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
Recipe from Baking Delights

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 (recipe follows)

Directions:

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.

18 comments:

SUGAR B said...

Hello?! What are doing? You're killing me with these desserts. I just gained 10 lbs looking at this! Looks soooooooo good! :P

Megan said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Just enjoy a slice for me, okay? I love love love pb and chocolate ~

Happy New Year!

Maria said...

PB and chocolate, the best combo!

Patsyk said...

OMG! That looks like pure heaven! Yum!

♥Reeni said...

One of my favorite combos, Yum!!! Happy New Year!

Ingrid said...

That looks terrific. I'm not crazy about chocolate or peanut butter on their own but together something magical happens! Case in point your photo!

Happy 2009!
~ingrid

pinkstripes said...

You can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. YUM!

HoneyB said...

I wish you and your family a very happy new year!

The cake sounds so yummy. It's only 6 AM here but I could handle a little piece. ;)

n.o.e said...

Chocolate + PB = perfection, especially in a cake like this - looks fantastic!
Nancy

The Grows said...

Hey it finally worked. I have been trying to comment on your blog for days but it wouldn't let me. But I guess that is okay cause all I have to say is MMMMMMMM!!! By the way we are so on for Saturday.

The McBride Family said...

Okay seriously it just doesn't get any better than that!!! I'm so glad we're friends! HA HA!

Sara said...

wow, this looks SO amazing! Yum!

J.Danger said...

The worst part of being pregnant is weighing in. The worse part of following your blog is WEIGHING IN!

So good......

Christy said...

PB and Chocolate...you can't go wrong! :) Your dessert looks so amazing and delicious! Thanks for sharing it, my hubby's b-day is next week and this is something he'll love!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh Cristine, this looks sooo scrumptious!

Good job!! :)

Lisa said...

Love this combo. Funny, I have a chocolate PB pie and cheesecake on my last post. Happy New year!

Jacque said...

Holy cow, does that ever look GOOD??!?

Mmmm, I must try this!

Colette said...

Can I just say YUM? =D *drool*

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