I love chocolate, I love peanut butter and jelly ( I still eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when ever possible) and baking a chocolate cake with peanut butter and jelly topping is going to the extreme and I loved the result. I have used a mixed berries jelly. Feel free to use any kind of jelly you like.The sweet, salty and bitter combo of peanut butter, jelly and chocolate makes this cake irresistible.
I have been searching for recipes hear and there. I stumbled on a blog called http://laughingspatula.com/the-best-chocolate-peanut-butter-cake/ and it opened my eyes. I have made some changes to my desire.
This cake makes the perfect easy, beautiful dessert for a party, or guests. I always make the cake a day or two in advance, and then just finish it with the frosting or topping the day I want to serve it. To freeze the cake, just allow it to cool completely, then wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze for a few days or a week.
- 2 eggs separated
- 150g (3/4 cup) white sugar
- 170g (2/3 cup) yogurt light 2%
- 60ml(1/4 cup) vegetable oil
- 70ml(3/4 cup) coffee
- 70g(1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 130g/1 cup white flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- Enough peanut butter and jelly to cover the chocolate cake
- Preheat oven to 150c/302F and cover an 8 inch square pan with cooking spray
- In a bowl combine the egg yolks and sugar then mix with an electric mixer till creamy white
- Add the yogurt, vegetable oil and coffee then blend again
- Add the cocoa powder and white flour sifted together
- After mixing really well add the vanilla, baking soda and baking powder.Using a spatula mix till homogeneous
- whip the white with the pinch of salt and mix with the batter with spatula
- Pour in to the pan and bake for 30-40minutes (useful tips: make sure to control if it is cooked well by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake and that it comes out clean )
- Let cool for 10 minutes, while it is still worm spread the peanut butter all over it then spread the jelly only over half of the cake then with a tooth pick try to create lines between the two and put in the fridge till it setts and ENJOY.