Not The Prettiest But Omg The Best Cake I Have Ever Made!

Decorating By patticakesnc Updated 1 Jul 2009 , 2:48am by mandysue

patticakesnc Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:48am
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I made this cake for my husband for father's day. OMG! It is amazing.

It is a chocolate cake I do with coffee and mayo in the mix. I did a peanut butter and chocolate chip filling. It is left over buttercream I made mixed wtih chunky peanut butter and semi sweet chocolate chips. Then I melted chocolate chips with butter and spread over it to give it a chocolate shell.

OMG! Everyone had fits. I just wanted to share...there is no words to explain how good this is! I wish I could share it with all of you!
LL

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dorie67 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:56am
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Sounds amazing! Enjoy! princess.gif

JGMB Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:13am
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

I wish I could share it with all of you!




I wish you could, too . . . I'm sitting here ready, fork in hand and glass of cold milk waiting . . . icon_wink.gif

2SimplySweet Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:39am
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Yum....My mouth is watering thumbs_up.gif

kaseyrconnect Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:47am
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This cake sounds delicious do you have a recipe with exact measurements that you could share. my grandsons birthday is in august and when i ask him what kind of cake he wants he always says chocolate and peanut butter he has never had that so we don't know why he picked that cake. but after reading about the one that you made. i think this would be the cake to try. besides i just want to try it for myself. thanks for any help you can give me.

patticakesnc Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:12am
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Kasey I sure can.

Here is what I did:

Cake:
2 boxes of Dark Chocolate cake mix
2 cups AP flour
2 cups sugar
2 cups cold coffee
2 cups mayonaise (or sour cream)
6 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tbsp vanilla
2 of the small conatiners of chocolate pudding that is already made. (the snack packs)
1/2 cup of water

Mix it all up and bake it at 325. This actually made 2 10 in and 2 6 in and I had some left over.

Filling
I made buttercream:
1 cup crisco
1 tbsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp meringue powder
add water tbsp at a time until med. consistancy.

Once you have your buttercream set aside.
1 cup of chunky peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
mix in mixer
add powdered sugar until you have a thick paste.
Add in your buttercream and mix.
If still too thick add a little water or milk until spreadable.
Add 1 /2 small bag of semi sweet chocolate chips.

Hard Chocolate shell
1 1/2 small bags of semi sweet chocolate chips (12 oz bags)
2 tbsp unsalted butter
microwave until melted
Mix very well and pour over cake then spread with spatula.

It is really really easy and SOOOOO worth it.

I did the same cake for my step dad but instead of the shell I frosted it in the filling as well and put crumbled reeses on top. But I realllly like that shell.

kaseyrconnect Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:31am
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thanks so much for this recipe and the quick reply. i am going to give this cake a try this coming week. i will let you know how it works for me. i can't wait- like i said "it sounds so delicious"
thanks again

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 7:14am
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I made a cake with the same idea for my brother's birthday last year and it was the best cake ever. It's my favorite too. icon_smile.gif I found a recipe and cake porn worthy pics of it at smittenkitchen.com.

http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/

dhccster Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 8:27am
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Can you taste ANY coffee in the cake? I have heard of people putting coffee in cakes, but I do not like coffee and I am scared to try it. This recipe does sound delicious.

bakermommy4 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:03am
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That cake looks yummy yummy and yummy. Gonna definitely have to try the recipe, thanks for posting by the way.

dhccster...if the "right" amount of coffee is added, you shouldn't taste it at all, it enhances the flavor of the chocolate to levels unknown to man. LOL

joenshan Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 10:20am
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Originally Posted by dhccster

Can you taste ANY coffee in the cake? I have heard of people putting coffee in cakes, but I do not like coffee and I am scared to try it. This recipe does sound delicious.




you really can't. The chocolate cake I make uses coffee and you can't taste it at all. It just somehow brings out the chocolate flavor. As a matter of fact, when a friend was eating my chocolate cake (with coffee in it) she said, "I've heard of putting coffee in chocolate cake, you should try that!"

by the way "cake porn worthy".... that's hysterical!

dhccster Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 10:24am
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Thank you joenshan, I am going to try this for my next chocolate cake order.

djs328 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 11:02am
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OMG - that sounds amazing! I've been thinking about doing a PB/Choc cake and this sounds like it will fit the bill! Thanks so much for sharing! icon_smile.gif

patticakesnc Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:04pm
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I don't drink coffee either and no you can't taste it at all, it just gives it a really full chocolate flavor. My stepson was eating a cake scrap and said "Patty what did you put in this cake, not that your other cakes aren't good but this is the best chocolate cake I have ever tried".

And by the way....we use decaf and it works well too if you are concerned about the extra caffine.

susanscakecreations Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:21pm
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Yes, this is one yummy looking cake!!!!! I can almost taste it!!!!!!
And it is definitely "cake porn worthy"! icon_rolleyes.gif
I'll have to try your recipe!
Thanks for sharing!

jlkallred Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:41pm
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is "AP Flour"?

patticakesnc Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:44pm
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It is All purpose flour.

Jaeger Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

I made a cake with the same idea for my brother's birthday last year and it was the best cake ever. It's my favorite too. icon_smile.gif I found a recipe and cake porn worthy pics of it at smittenkitchen.com.

http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/




I'd like to try a new chocolate cake recipe. This one sounds great!! Do you know if it would hold up to stacking and fondant?

patticakesnc Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:47pm
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Yes, this cake is dense enough to stack and put fondant on.

jlkallred Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 12:52pm
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It is All purpose flour.

Sorry....guess I need more coffee icon_redface.gif !!
Thanks!

Rylan Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:08pm
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The cake looks delish. YUM!

Jaeger Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc

Yes, this cake is dense enough to stack and put fondant on.




Thanks! icon_smile.gif I'll definitely have to try it.

mkolmar Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:29pm
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Thanks for posting this. I'll try this in the upcoming weeks for work.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:57pm
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Sorry but i just had to look at that pic again. your cake looks so yummy.... drooling... right... now....

ETA this was my version and it's not as pretty as yours

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FlourPots Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by patticakesnc


2 boxes of Dark Chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup cocoa




Can I ask what brands of the above did you use?

cylstrial Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:01pm
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It looks delicious! I'm just not ready to make a cake that has mayo in it. I had a hard enough time with the sour cream. But one day maybe...

Peridot Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:44pm
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WOW! What a delicious sounding cake and the picture looks sooooo darn good. I like your idea with the filling. Could use Reese's also.

patticakesnc Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 1:16am
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I used Pillsbury cake mix.

I hear ya on the mayo....I never would eat a cake that was made with mayo but I ran out of Sour Cream and had to make an executive decision one day and so I used mayo...OMG you can't taste it but your cake is sooo moist and I don't add extra oil since the mayo has oil in it anyway.

Peridot----I actually made the same cake for my stepfather too but I iced it completely in the filling and put chopped reeses on top.....It is in my pics. It was really good too.

KeltoKel Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 7:24pm
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Yum, thanks for sharing!

2SchnauzerLady Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 7:36pm
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Have you put this in the recipie section yet? I would like to see it there so I can put it in my favs and not worry about where I may have put it!

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