Ultimate Cake

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A dear friend has asked for a recipe that my family adores… even Mikaela, who despises peanut butter! (love you Mik ~ enjoy Spooner Family!) enjoy ~ v

Who can go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? Remember, “hey! you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” “NO! you got your peanut butter in my chocolate!”?

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cake

Serves 12

Chocolate Cake:

2 cups plus 2 tbls sugar

1 ¾ cups flour

¾ plus 2 tbls powdered cocoa, sifted

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 ½ tsp salt

2 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

½ cup canola oil

2 ½ tsp vanilla extract

¾ cup plus 2 tbls boiling water

Ganache:

1 pound milk chocolate chopped

1 ½ cups heavy cream

Dacquoise layer:

1/3 cup sliced almonds

½ cup powdered sugar

2 large egg whites, at room temperature

1 tbls…

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