Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dream Cake

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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 cup sugar (confectioners’, sifted)
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    Heather a month ago
    This is the most moist chocolate cake I’ve ever had! And the combo of the light, sweet cake with the slightly salty/creamy of the frosting is amazing! I left off the ganache and honestly I don’t think it needed it. Double the frosting if you want enough to completely cover the cake. I left the sides ‘naked’ and I think it looked ok and was still plenty of frosting since it’s three layers. I did use cooking sprayed parchment paper on the bottom of the pans, I was afraid just butter would not be enough to make them not stick.
    Ellaine I. 6 months ago
    super delicious and very moist. it was like a reeses cake. everyone LOVED it!!
    Melissa a year ago
    Fabulous. I’ve made this 3 times for family members and it’s been such a hit I am making another today for my bro n laws parents... Yummly Keep meaning to make a frosting update: recipe is for a dbl layer cake, Not a triple. You’ll need more if you want to decorate the top as well. I just made a dbl batch.