Best tasting cake in the world!


So, like many of my cakes, this one started out like this:  I had some left over cream cheese frosting… But I was craving peanut butter and chocolate.  So to make things easy I went to my pantry to see what I had.  I had a chocolate cake mix, so that was great-makes it so much easier!  So I just added about a 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the frosting, added more whipping cream, beat it until it was light and fluffy.  Then I took a bag of Ghirardelli brand 60% cacao chocolate chips, melted them in a double boiler, added about a cup of heavy whipping cream, stirred until smooth.  (This is how you make ganache) I iced the bottom layer of the chocolate cake, poured enough of the chocolate ganache over the top, just to spread in a circle, but not drizzle over.  I let it set.  put another layer of frosting over that, then the top cake layer.  I iced the whole cake with the remaining frosting, then drizzled the ganache that was left over the top.  I topped it with a few crushed toasted pecans, because….pecans.  I like how it’s not overly sweet.  Anyway, I am very serious when I say, I think this is the best tasting cake I have ever had in my life!!!

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