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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Chocolate and Peanut have become the celebrity couple in the baking world. Your friends will swoon over my rich and rustic Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake.

Course: cake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 2 ¼ cups (111/4oz/340g) all purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup (3oz/90g) cocoa powder
  • cup (14oz/420g) sugar
  • ½ cup (4oz/120g) butter , at room temperature
  • cup (2½floz/75ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/120ml) coffee or water or milk
  • 4 large eggs , at room temperature
Frosting :
Decoration :
  • 2 cups (10oz/300g) fresh raspberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC) then grease and line 3 GoodCook 9-inch round cake tins, set aside.

  2. Over a large bowl sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and sugar.

  3. Next rub in your butter by hand until you've reached the texture of coarse bread crumbs.

  4. In a large jug combine the vanilla extract, coffee (or water or milk), flavorless oil and eggs.

  5. Add your wet ingredients to your dry and whisk together until just combined.

  6. Divide your batter evenly between the 3 prepared cake tins and bake roughly 25 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  7. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

To assemble:
  1. Using a serrated knife level the tops of the cake.

  2. Transfer the first layer of your cake to the cake stand or plate of your choice. Using your piping bag, pipe rosettes around the outside of the cake working your way in until the whole thing is covered. Dot the top of your cake with 1/3 of the raspberries.

  3. Place your next layer of cake on top and repeat the process until all 3 layers have been decorated.

Recipe Notes

This cake can be covered and stored at room temperature for 3 days.