Chocolate and Peanut Butter Streusel Cake with Chocolate Cocoa Whipped Cream

The cake recipe is from the Bon Appetit Cookbook…I have altered it slightly. It is super quick and easy to make with very little clean up.

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk (I used buttermilk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13x9x2-inch metal baking pan. Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat on low speed until streusel is blended and crumbly. Transfer 1 cup lightly packed streusel to small bowl and reserve. Add eggs, milk, vanilla, baking powder, and baking soda to remaining streusel in large bowl. Beat at low speed until evenly moist. Increase speed to medium and beat until well blended, scraping bowl occasionally, about 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Sprinkle with reserved 1 cup streusel.

Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack.

(Where the recipe said 35 minutes…it took about an hour in my oven. Check it at 30 min and if it isn’t close to being done I recommend covering it with foil.)

Also- the original recipe called for half of the chocolate chips to be added while blending with the other half on the top of the cake after the streusel is added to the top…I found that the chips did not stick and would have been better off baked inside the cake.

Homemade Chocolate Cocoa Whipped Cream

I found some Hazelnut hot cocoa that Hylton got in his stocking and thought it would make a great addition!! It was delicious! It tastes a bit like Chocolate Mousse- I could have eaten the whole bowl!!

1 container whipping cream
powdered sugar
Flavored hot cocoa mix (I used hazelnut hot cocoa)
Hershey’s Cocoa Powder

Blend on high speed in KitchenAid or with handheld mixer. The amounts here depend on the amount of cream you use. Add cocoas and sugar to taste.



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