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.
  • 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.
  • 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. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome; chill. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours before continuing.) Press candy and peanuts onto top of cake.

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  • michellem 4 years ago
    I made this and it is so good..I used reese's peanut butter cups in place of the butterfingers..it is so good.
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    OH MY...What's not to love about this...? How did I miss it? I think I just gained 5 pounds, lol Saving to try next time I make a cake.
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    WOW! what a flattering cake I agree this deserves a 10...
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    OMG!!!!!!!! I READ THIS AND IM DROOLING ALL OVER MY KEYBOARD HAHAHA
    I LOVE THIS ONE ..........OMG!!!!!!!! HURRY AND BAKE THIS FOR ME PEETA MAKE 2 OF THEM.. HURRY !!!!
    ILL BE SICK BUT ILL KEEP EATING IT LOL BE SURE TO MAKE EXTRA FROSTING FOR ME .........
    I COULD JUST LICK THE PICTURE HAHAHA

    10 PLUS ...................

    HUGS TINK
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    " It was excellent "
    dooley ate it and said...
    Not much of a cake maker but this one's got me, peanut butter, chocolate and butterfingers, your killin me! Gotta give this one a shot. Incredible recipe! 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    BTW - flagged it as beautiful.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Well that did it, now I want some of this cake also to go with my coffee, your making me hungry. Another 5 but I'll hold my fork just in case. LOL
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