Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Butterfinger Crumble Top (NOT SB FRIENDLY)

This cake is WONDERFUL!!!!! Even though its not South Beach Friendly I will definitely make it again. Its very versatile too as its not just one for Halloween! I got this great recipe from: VeryBestBaking. I ended up only using peanut butter chips and semi sweet chocolate chips and it worked out great. I also ended up using more chips than it called for on top and loved the extra texture of the hardened layer ontop. Everyone at the party totally LOVED this cake and this really went so fast I didn't have time to get any Pict's. This is a piece I had left over... and even it didn't last long!

Butterfinger Crumble-Topped Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Estimated Times:
Yields - 15


  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) Nestle toll house, peanut butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided ( I Just used peanut butter chips)
  • 1/2 cup Nestle toll house, semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bars (2.1 oz. each) NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Candy Bar, coarsely chopped
PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

MICROWAVE 1 cup peanut butter and milk chocolate morsels and semi-sweet morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted morsels. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with water until smooth. Spread into prepared pan.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle remaining peanut butter and milk chocolate morsels. Let stand 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny; spread evenly. Sprinkle with BUTTERFINGER® pieces. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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