Friday, 10 August 2012

Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting Border
As most daughters with a baking obsession would, I took it upon my 'humble' self to bake my old papa's birthday cake. When I asked him what he wanted, he instantly requested chocolate so I went with lots and lots of the stuff. I wanted it to be extra special so I decided to incorporate all of the intensely delicious combinations of chocolate I possibly could. So obviously I'm thinking chocolate...cream cheese... and peanut butter!
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
 I searched around for a good chocolate cream cheese frosting but in the end I decided to whip up my own concoction, and it worked very well! Below you will find the recipe I used for the frosting! For the cake, I went for the age old legend Martha Stewart's Devils Food Cake. For the peanut butter piping and center, I resided back to my Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake for the recipe. 

Each element of the cake made for a scrumptious birthday treat. It also made me realise that buttercream's are a subjective matter, as there is no initial baking (or science) involved you can literally whip to your taste's desire! What a revelation. 

Mbakes Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
The Recipe:
1 packet cream cheese (150g)
2 tbsp cocoa powder 
1 packet 60%  dark chocolate, melted (150g)
200g butter (at room temperature) 
500g icing sugar

The Method:
  • Start by mixing the butter for at least half a minute and then gradually add all of the icing sugar until completely smooth. 
  • Throw in all of the cream cheese till you have a pale frosting. 
  • Alternately add the melted chocolate and cocoa powder and mix until well combined and you have a glossy thick-ish frosting ready for icing your cake!

Mbakes x


  1. Wow!! Great looking cake. Your dad is very lucky.

  2. Gorgeous, your cake looks lovely x

  3. A stunning cake, I bet your dad was super proud of your bake x

  4. Thank you miss flash! He really enjoyed it, but I think he liked the arsenal shirt a bit more! Aha x


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