I have allllllll the peanut butter for you today! It is one of my favorite flavors in desserts, and today we have a one-two punch of peanut butter with a chocolate surprise in the middle.
This peanut butter cake with chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting is indulgent and packed with flavor, but NOT too sweet. It’s perfect for any occasion, and somewhat strangely I’ve now made it for two separate baby showers.
It starts with an easy and super moist, fluffy peanut butter cake. Then we whip up a dark chocolate ganache (which like, sounds fancy, but is seriously the easiest thing in the world) and sandwich that in the middle.
Top that all off with my most amazing peanut butter frosting ever, and you’ve got a winner!
For me, this is everything I want in a cake. And that moistness is a big part of it…I just find so many cakes dry and unappetizing. But between using oil (instead of butter), the peanut butter, and buttermilk, everything about this peanut butter cake recipe ticks my boxes.
You could even experiment with other fillings and frostings (I have plans for my salted honey custard…). A chocolate glaze would be delicious, or maybe a Chambord-flavored icing??