Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey, Good Friday everyone! Today's recipe is my husbands favorite. Needless to say I always have this on hand. You know, in case I've done something to make him "mad". So delish and fun to make. Great dessert for Easter or any "special occasion". Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:  1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 large eggs
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350*. Prepare cake mix to package directions. Grease sides and bottoms of two 9" round cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done (toothpick test). Cool in pan for 15 minutes on wire rack. Remove and cool completely on parchment paper before frosting. After it has cooled, place in a freezer bag and freeze for about 10 minutes to make frosting easy. Prepare peanut butter filling and frost only one layer with peanut butter filling (recipe below). Place 2nd layer on top and frost top and sides with chocolate ganache (recipe below). Delish!

Peanut Butter Filling:  1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 Tb. milk, or as needed
2 cups confectioner's sugar
In a medium bowl blend peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add in confectioner's sugar. As it starts to thicken, slowly add in milk until you get the consistency you need. Frost (center only)1st layer of cake.

Chocolate Ganache:  6oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips and heavy cream.
Warm cream in a non-stick pan on low-medium heat to it forms a soft boil, stirring constantly so it doesn't scorch. Remove and add to a bowl of chocolate chips. Cover to melt. Whisk until light and fluffy. Frost top and sides of cake. Delish!

TWIST:  Any left over peanut butter filling or chocolate ganache can be frozen for up to 2 weeks in a freezer friendly container. Thaw in refrigerator before using again.

Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter from our Home to Yours. Cat

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