Do you know a peanut butter lover? A chocolate lover? A chocolate peanut butter lover? And, they like whiskey?! This is your cake.
This cake is not for the faint of heart. It is massive and massively delicious. And worth every decadent calorie.
Looking for something special to whip up for Father’s day? This is it!
The recipe below makes 1 two layer 8-10 inch cake. The one pictured is a double recipe. If you want a tall cake to feed the masses then double it so that it will be sky high. If you are feeding a few less people then proceed as the recipe is written (you can make cupcakes out of this recipe too – just adjust your cooking time down to 18-20 minutes). Or, if you still want it sky high use six inch round cake pans, though if it is too skinny you may want to run a couple of bamboo skewers through it so that it does not start leaning.
If you double this recipe and make a ten inch four layer cake the cake will be heavy enough that it will support itself. You should not need any skewers or dowels. If you are traveling you may want one or two just for insurance, but this cake is heavy and does not want to budge.
I prefer to make it in two rounds because it is a lot of batter and getting into that situation where you are about to overflow your bowls is not fun. However, the frosting can be doubled and beaten together quite easily. If you are going for a rustic look you may not need to double the frosting.
Speaking of frosting the whiskey can be omitted. It will still be delicious. You can replace it with milk or just use less sugar.
One thing you may find helpful to ensure even layers is to weigh them. If you plan to do this before you begin, weigh the empty bowl the batter will be in and cake pans. That way you can then weigh your batter and know how much you need to spoon in to each cake pan.
Be prepared, this chocolate peanut butter bit of heaven is so substantial that we only served it two layers at a time!
If you are wondering what to make the chocolate peanut butter lover (ahem, most of us call him Dad) this is it. Now, go sacrifice some butter and get to work.