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One-Bowl Cocoa Cake with Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

You only need one mixing bowl to put together this extravagent chocolate and peanut butter cake. Broil the iced cake at the very end to give the simple peanut butter frosting a toasty, caramelized finish.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 3/4 cups

    sugar

  • 1 cup

    milk

  • 2/3 cup

    butter or margarine, softened

  • 1/2 cup
  • 3

    eggs

  • 2 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • Additional

    chopped peanuts (optional)

  • Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine(1/2 stick), softened

  • 2/3 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup

    heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup

    chopped lightly salted peanuts

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Round Baking Pans
Round Baking Pans
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Measuring Cups
Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper
Rubber Scraper
Bowl
Bowl
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2

Stir together flour, sugar, milk, butter, cocoa, eggs, baking soda, vanilla and salt in large bowl; beat until smooth. Spread batter in prepared pans.

3

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

4

Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting. Sprinkle top wtih small chocolate chips. Add additional chopped peanuts, if desired.

Peanut Butter Frosting: Combine peanut butter and butter in small bowl. Stir in brown sugar and whipping cream. Stir in peanuts.

Additional questions?