Ingredients

How to make it

  • For Filling:
  • Bring cream and sugar to simmer in saucepan, whisking to dissolve sugar.
  • Remove from heat. Add chocolate; let stand 1 minute.
  • Whisk until smooth. Whisk in peanut butter.
  • Chill uncovered overnight.
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  • For Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter three 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottoms with parchment paper.
  • Sift first 4 ingredients into medium bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until blended.
  • Beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla.
  • At low speed, beat in flour mixture in 4 additions alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions.
  • Divide batter among pans and spread evenly.
  • Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool cakes 5 minutes. Turn out onto racks; peel off parchment. Cool cakes completely.
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  • For Frosting:
  • Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla in large bowl to blend.
  • Whisk whipping cream and 3/4 cup powdered sugar in bowl until mixture holds medium-firm peaks.
  • Fold into cream cheese mixture in 3 additions; chill until firm but spreadable, about 1 hour.
  • Place 1 cake layer, bottom side up, on 9-inch tart pan bottom.
  • Spread with half of filling.
  • Place another layer, bottom side up, on work surface. Spread with remaining filling; place atop first layer. Top with remaining cake layer, bottom side up.
  • Spread frosting over top and sides of cake.
  • **Note: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome; chill. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours before continuing.
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  • To Garnish:
  • Press candy and peanuts onto top of cake.

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    " It was excellent "
    gapeach55 ate it and said...
    Looks and sounds unbelievable! My hubby loves Butterfingers and p'nut butter.
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    Can't think of anything right now that sounds better than this cake! Wow...I just don't think it gets much better than this!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    It is so weird.....I don't see that I am a fan even tho' I gave ya a 5.......hmmmmmmmm? I want to give ya a 10
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    " It was excellent "
    paulasue1 ate it and said...
    Vicki,
    My gosh, now that's a cake! I want to try this one so bad. I'm going to print it right now and the next time I make a cake. I'm making this one. Wish I could give you more than a 5, you deserve it for this wonderful recipe.
    Paula
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    " It was excellent "
    leebear ate it and said...
    I printed this recipe before i was a member - now i can tell you i think it is a great recipe - love the combination - thank you - leebear
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  • littlemissey 6 years ago
    Wow!!! Beautiful cake. You deserve way more than a 5 on that one.
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  • angelgirl94 6 years ago
    YUM!!! Cut me a slice. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    This is absolutely stunning and very very good. You are an artist in the truest sense, great taste, restraint and exuberance in perfect balance. Brava!
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  • rdh14 6 years ago
    This is a beaut. I was looking at your photos and came across it. Love the recipe, but really, are you a food stylist? Your pics are superb.
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  • cookinggood 6 years ago
    This is a beautiful cake. I can tell it is worth every bit of the effort!!
    Ferri
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Vickie, what is this!!!!! I can´t believe this one, it´s great! and all the process, thank you! very much!
    Magali
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  • romagourmet 6 years ago
    wow!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    GOT my 5 on this one too Vickie..Out of this world.
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  • michelle73 6 years ago
    Oh my! This looks and sounds fabulous! Great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Oh I forgot, I am on a diet. Please include calorie and fat gram info . Thank you

    HAHAHA

    Marky
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    You get a 10 my dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's almost 11pm and am in a deep crave. I would never attempt this, cuz I am no baker..But will bring Deep Dish , Filet Mignon, Grey Goose and first born when you make it...

    All my Best,
    Marky
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  • seh0625 6 years ago
    This is a very nice cake!
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    Irresisitible!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    I have to agree with everyone's post, what more could I add, it's all been said already. I'm labeling this as beautiful along with my 5
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Oh my, this cake looks and sound, heavenly!
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