She got out pen and paper and drew out a sketch like she was building a skyscraper and it was her blueprint. The cake would be chocolate with peanut butter chips baked in. Then there would be 3 layers of peanut butter fudge. The whole thing would be coated with a chocolate ganache frosting and pressed into that would be toffee bits. My husband isn't a big dessert eater. His main complaint when he has dessert is "it's too sweet." I didn't know what he was going to think of this cake, but knowing his daughter made it I knew he would be a good sport.
|Chocolate Ganache frosting with toffee bits pressed on.|
Everyone dove in so heartily into this cake that I barely got a picture before it was all gone!
|As you can see there was only 1/4 of the cake left before I realized I wanted to get a picture.|
|Here you can see the peanut butter fudge layers and the peanut butter chips.|
For the frosting I've been using Mrs. Milman's recipe the last few years. I hesitate to share it even though delicious, but I've had problems with it every year. There is even a video where Mrs. Milman talks about how easy it is to make. My problem is getting it firm enough to frost a cake. After stirring it for hours in the fridge I ended up leaving the frosting in the fridge overnight. I figured if it got too hard to spread we'd deal with it in the morning. Turns out it was perfect spreading consistency. So, before I call it quits on this recipe I'm going to try making it the day before instead of anxiously waiting for it to firm up the day of.