Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!

Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake combines layers of moist and rich chocolate cake with a craveable peanut butter bourbon frosting. Top the whole thing with ganache and peanut butter cups for the ultimate celebratory dessert!

With that in mind, here’s a totally, completely healthy* addition to your new year: Peanut Butter Bourbon Chocolate Cake. Considering the health benefits of peanut butter, booze, and chocolate (see above), this cake is basically a super hero!

Serves: 16 slices

Prep Time: 60 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2½ cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1½ cups strong black coffee, hot
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 4½ teaspoons vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons bourbon (you can substitute milk or a different whiskey)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • About 20 mini peanut butter cups, chopped

For the ganache:

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup heavy cream

To garnish:

  • About 10 mini peanut butter cups

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