Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

There is a saying out there that says "Nine out of ten people love chocolate...the tenth person always lies". We think that the same goes for cake of pretty much any kind... especially chocolate. That's why we upgraded our favorite chocolate cake recipe to include, you guessed it, even more delicious chocolate-y flavor. We used Peanut Butter Pails™, which are available in your local Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store, but this cake would work well with truffles, candy bars, or your favorite solid chocolate pieces!

Here's what you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup milk (we used almond milk)
  • About a dozen roughly chopped Peanut Butter Pails™

  1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease 2 round pans. 
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside. 
  3. Beat butter for about thirty seconds and slowly add your sugar.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  5. Mix in vanilla. 
  6. Slowly add dry ingredient mix- mix until combined after each addition. 
  7. Add 1/2 the milk and beat. Then add other half- beat until everything is just combined. 
  8. Add 1/2 of your chopped Peanut Butter Pails™ to batter and stir (we used a spatula) until evenly combined.

9. Pour batter into pans until they are about 2/3 full. 

Remember, your cake will rise! 

10. Bake for 30-35 minutes (check on it- you'll know it's done when a toothpick comes cleanly out of the center!)

11. Once cakes have cooled, remove from pans and begin by frosting the bottom round with your favorite homemade or store bought icing. We used Cream Cheese frosting which worked great, especially since it is a little thicker than other frosting varieties! 

12. Top bottom round with the remainder of the cut up Peanut Butter Pails™ (or whatever chocolate treat you're using!) and place second cake round on top. 

13. Frost completely and decorate to your heart's desire!

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