Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting
Like a chocolate-covered peanut butter cup, this yummy cake blends two favorite flavors in one treat. Chocolate curls are a simple way to decorate.
Rating:
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes

 

 
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Baking Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package (11 oz.) NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cup Powdered sugar
1 bar (2 oz.) NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bars, for curls




FOR CAKE:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixer bowl. Add milk, water, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract; blend until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle 1/3 cup morsels over each cake.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting between layers and on top and side of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls before serving.

FOR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING:

MICROWAVE remaining morsels in small, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Beat cream cheese, melted morsels, vanilla extract and salt in small mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.

CHOCOLATE CURLS:

Carefully draw a vegetable peeler across a bar of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate. Vary the width of your curls by using different sides of the chocolate bar.