Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rich Cocoa Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle

Do we need another cake recipe? I say yes because, well, we can never have enough cake recipes. :) In our house, I bake the cake and my husband makes the drizzle. We're a team. 

Rich Cocoa Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle

For the cake:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.      Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly coat a 13” x 9” baking pan with cooking spray.
2.    Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until combined. Do not over beat.
3.    Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Tap pan lightly on counter to remove any air bubbles.
4.    Bake 35-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
5.     Cool before serving.

For the topping:

1/2 cup PB2
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoon honey

1.      Mix together the PB2, the water, and the honey until smooth.
2.    Drizzle over cake slices.

Note: PB2 is powered peanut butter, a great product that has 85% less fat than regular peanut butter. You can find it in your grocery store or purchase it on Amazon. If PB2 doesn’t interest you, simply measure out a half cup of your favorite peanut butter and thin it with 2 tablespoons honey.

I hope you enjoy this delicious cake!
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  1. Chocolate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combinations. I like that the topping is made with honey.

    1. The drizzle is really delicious. It makes a nice snack when paired with sliced apples. And you can spread it on pancakes. Mmmm! lol

  2. I say yes, too, Donna. We can never have too many cake recipes, and yours looks easy and delicious. Thanks!

  3. I don't think it's possible to have too many chocolate cake recipes. And the peanut butter drizzle on this one sets it over the top! I loved your Single Daddy's Club series Ms. Fasano!

    1. ?wazithinkin, thank you for your kind words about my Single Dads. :)

  4. You definitely can't have too much cake. :)

  5. Oh, YUM! Thank you, Donna. It's family reunion season in southern Indiana, and I'm sure this would be a hit!

    1. Ooo, I hope your family enjoys the cake. Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Love chocolate and peanut butter together. thanks for the recipe.