Sunday is my beloved chocoholic’s birthday. The only thing the man likes better than chocolate is chocolate with peanut butter. So I thought I’d make either the PAACBT or the Chocolate Fudge Cake (which Anne has me dying to try now!!), with peanut butter buttercream filling, frosted with peanut butter ganache. I had some truffles at a restaurant last week that had sesame paste and cashew butter incorporated into the chocolate. It was DIVINE. So I thought a spreadable peanut butter version would be the ticket. It’s going to be one rich cake! On to the questions!!
For pairing with peanut butter- which cake option do you recommend? The Chocolate Butter Torte, or the Chocolate Fudge Cake?
I was a little surprised by the frosting recipe in Heavenly Cakes, though not necessarily in a bad way. I guess I just assumed Rose’s peanut butter buttercream would be made similar to the Praline Silk Meringue. Has anyone tried her peanut butter buttercream? If yes, can you describe taste and texture? With the powdered sugar, I’m wondering if it will be sort of like the filling for peanut butter balls, which would be a good thing for a cake filling!
Peanut Butter Ganache- I don’t see a variation of Rose’s to incorporate a nut butter into a ganache. Please correct me if I’ve overlooked it. If Rose doesn’t have a recipe has anyone tried incorporating nut butter into one of her ganaches? If yes, what proportion/measurement of nut butter did you add? If not, does anyone know of one online that they’d recommend?
Thanks for the help!