Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour (or grease, then line with parchment, then grease again) an 8" round cake pan. Note: This pan needs to be at least 2" tall; if you have a non-standard, shorter 8" pan, substitute a 9" round pan.
  • To make the cake: Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla, beating until smooth. Gradually add the water, beating until smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake for 35 to 38 minutes (about 25 minutes if you're using a 9" pan), or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn it out of the pan to cool completely on a rack.
  • To make the filling: Beat together the peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla till crumbly, then add the milk or cream, beating till smooth. Add additional milk or cream, if necessary, to make a spreadable filling.
  • To make the icing: Combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat until the cream is hot, and the chocolate soft. Stir to melt the chocolate completely, reheating very briefly if necessary. Allow the icing to rest for about 30 to 45 minutes, or until it's thickened enough to be spreadable.
  • To assemble the cake: Slice the cake in half horizontally, to make two layers. Place one piece, cut side up, on a serving plate. Spread with the filling. Top with the second piece, cut side down. Spread the top and sides of the cake with the icing. Garnish with chopped peanuts, if desired. Yield: one 8" cake, 8 to 10 servings.

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    " It was excellent "
    princessthunder ate it and said...
    love it i give you a 5
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    " It was excellent "
    gimmecake ate it and said...
    i don't know what else to add...everyone said it! what an incredible recipe! danger...death by chocolate and peanut butter!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I knew better than to stop and peek at this recipe tonight. Now I want a slice and a big one at that! Another brilliant recipe. (What's black cocoa, by the way? I've never heard of that.) Well I guess I should make this cake. It just looks THAT GOOD! Thank you for the post, Peeta! I'm loving this one!
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    " It was excellent "
    maywest ate it and said...
    omg thats so scrumptious wow i want to make for my family whos coming to visit looks great and not to hard. thanks
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  • zamora 4 years ago
    What a beautiful cake!
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  • lemonela 4 years ago
    Just "Drooling" Bye...Not only does this cake look good but i am sure it will taste Divine.Thankyou
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  • lanabade 4 years ago
    Looks so good,my daughters will love this one,THANKYOU!
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    " It was excellent "
    hunnee ate it and said...
    what a treasure, excellent post
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    " It was excellent "
    recipesrule ate it and said...
    Drooling, and in serious danger of short- circuiting my keyboard! This looks sooooo good. like a Reeces Pieces cake. Thanks for the post.
    Betty
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  • katcooks 5 years ago
    This looks dangerous- wow!
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    " It was excellent "
    llama333 ate it and said...
    okay so mine didn't possibly turn out as pretty but it tasted prety good
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    " It was excellent "
    su ate it and said...
    FAB!
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    " It was excellent "
    californiacook ate it and said...
    Yes, please. I'd like a slice :)
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    " It was excellent "
    puddlewonderful ate it and said...
    yes
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    awsome recipe the cake is Beautiful, thanks for sharing high5
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    " It was excellent "
    sunflower48386 ate it and said...
    I forwarded this to a friend, sent the recipe to my mom. This looks so good! and BEAUTIFUL! 5 forks to ya
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Peeta...this is awesome! Have to make it!!!

    Thanks for posting!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Wow, this looks fabulous. What a great post, thanks for sharing. You have my 5, but can I hold my fork???
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  • leonora5 5 years ago
    That pic can induce serious choc cravings!! Awesome....
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    Very Nice Presentation...Looks FAB!!!
    High 5
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