Sunday, October 25, 2009

SMS Devil's Food Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Holly at phe.mom.enon picked this week's SMS recipe - Devil's Food Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.







Reese Cups are one of my favorite candy bars and I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter so I had high expectations for this cake. It did not disappoint, this is the best devil's food cake I have ever eaten! The cake is rich and super moist and baked up beautifully. The peanut butter frosting was delicious too. I had originally planned on chopping up mini Reese Cups and adding them to the sides of the cake but decided to keep the cake simple but I think that little addition would take this already decadent cake completely over the top.









I did make a couple of changes to this recipe. The recipe calls for 1 1/3 cups of coffee. Since we don't drink coffee and don't like the flavor, I had planned on omitting it. I had a change of heart at the last minute and decided to include it, only to find I didn't have any coffee. So I subbed hot water instead to keep the recipe proportions intact. I also added a splash of vanilla. For the frosting, I followed the modification presented by Karin on SMS and significantly reduced the amount of butter and increased the peanut butter. The frosting tastes great, but I wish I had used less confectioner's sugar as I found the frosting to be a bit stiff and difficult to spread. I do love the homey appearance though.


This is a great cake to have in your recipe aresenal! Check out the recipe at Holly's beautiful blog here!


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12 comments:

  1. I think your frosting looks really ncie! It's one of the first things I noticed - I love the swirly pattern you made. Very cute!!!

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  2. You frosting looks so pretty!

    Katie xox

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  3. I wish I had cut back on the butter in my frosting. It is too much. I love the cake though. Delicious!

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  4. I love the cake! It's so nice and homey looking!

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  5. Oh your cake looks how I wished ofr mine to turn out! Great job and your frosting looks great to me! I loved the frosting and Im sure I will make this one again with the coffee too!

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  6. Your cake looks beautiful. I didn't think you could taste the coffee in the cake.

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  7. I agree, the Devil's Food is delicious, and wonderfully moist. Definitely my go-to now. Your cake looks delicious, and your layers look absolutely perfect!

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  8. I'm not a big fan of coffee either! But I try to keep some instant espresso powder on hand for recipes like this. Your cake looks beautiful!

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  9. Your cake looks great! I cant frost a cake for my life.... i like cupcakes way better.

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  10. I like the swirls! This cake did not disappoint at all, it was so delicious.

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