Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

    Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Icing

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    A very simple cake to make and two different ways to do the icing, depending on whether you like a blend of flavours or separate layers.

    Serves: 25 

    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
    • 1 cup (250g) peanut butter
    • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until lemon coloured. Add vanilla and salt. Stir in sugar, flour, milk, baking powder and melted butter.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not overbake.
    4. While the cake is still warm, spread with peanut butter. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips and put the pan back into the oven to melt the chocolate. Spread the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Alternatively, you can let the peanut butter cool and harden. Later, melt the chocolate and spread it on the cake. It comes out in two distinct peanut butter and chocolate layers that way.

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