Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake: An easy cake recipe to conquer your dessert sweet-tooth craving, that looks like it takes HOURS to make!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake
It all started with a craving. I kid you not. I looked at my friend Kate and said, “I
want need, chocolate, and a little peanut butter wouldn’t hurt either.”
So we headed to the pantry, and the words “cake,” “toffee,” “salted caramel,” and cream cheese quickly followed. The experiment was on, and a cake was in the works in the kitchen.
(Kate is my good buddy who loves food as much as I do. When we get together, you can count on recipe creations and 90% of the conversation to revolve around food.)
If I were told I could have one last dessert, it would be the caramel fudge pecan cake at Pasta House. (It’s a franchise Italian restaurant that we have here in the midwest.) So keeping $4.99/slice of cake in mind, I wanted to see if we could create something similar for when the craving rears it’s ugly head, hoping I could save a whoppin’ $4.99/slice. I’d like to say that although it’s not the same, (because we added peanut butter) it will sure conquer that sweet-tooth craving that I have.
Did you see the “Snap Chat,” video clip that I shared on Facebook the other day about this glorious cake? I’m still cracking up… —> Snap Chat Clip
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Tutorial & Recipe Below
When I make a cake like this, I LOVE using my two, 10-inch cake pans. They make large round cakes that look stupendous on my Martha Stewart Cake Stand!
While the cakes are cooling, it’s a great time to mix up the frosting, and chill it in the fridge if you like.
Yes, I took a bite of the frosting straight off of the spoon, before we smeared it on.
Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting.
After spreading the frosting on the bottom cake, top it with the other and spread that frosting on the top as thick as you like. (Don’t go too crazy with the frosting for the middle part. The frosting can be a bit “slippery,” and we don’t want this precious thing slipping in to the floor.)
The toffee pieces are my kryptonite. Sprinkle the remaining half on the top and press on to the sides of the cake, to cover the middle layer of frosting.
Yep. It just drizzles on so heavenly like that. I bought the Smucker’s salted caramel ice cream topping, but any will do!
This cake literally only lasted (and keep in mind how huge this thing is) 12 hours. With giving only a quarter of it to our neighbors and a couple of slices to our babysitter… we took care of the rest. It was incredible and will now be a favorite in our house for sure!