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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups flour

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup hot coffee (boiling water is ok too)

*Peanut Butter Frosting


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter and dust with cocoa powder two 9" cake pans.

In a stand mixer on low speed add together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and add to the stand mixer on just until just combined (or it will make a dense cake) and finally add in the boiling water carefully and stir it in with a spatula or large spool until just combined (do not use the mixer, water is very hot).

Pour batter into the pans and bake for 30-35 minutes then remove letting them cool completely before frosting with the peanut butter frosting.

*Peanut Butter Frosting


1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

6 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup whole milk


To your stand mixer add the butter and peanut butter and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until fully combined then lower the speed to low add in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, alternating with 2 tablespoons of milk (starting and ending with sugar) until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Dinner then Dessert.


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