A mile-high peanut butter filling sandwiched between two layers of moist, rich Devil’s Food Cake covered in chocolate ganache. A chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream come true.
Peanut butter and chocolate always bring out the kid in me. I thought my allegiance to them stemmed from elementary-age me eating Reese’s peanut butter cups but recently another memory is haunting me. That of funny bones.
Small, loaf-shaped chocolate cakes with tunnels of peanut butter and a chocolate coating on the outside. I coveted them way before I discovered the existence of peanut butter cups. So there. I was wrong. It wasn’t Reese’s that hooked me on the pair but Drake’s all along.
I had forgotten because after discovering Reese’s cups the funny bones paled in comparison. Reese’s peanut butter cups still rule.
I was definitely thinking of Reese’s PB cups when I baked this. I think of them a lot. In my waking dreams and when I’m asleep.
The filling is sweet and silky with peanut butter flavor shining through loud and clear. The filling is so thick it’s like another cake layer in and of itself. . .Only better because it’s sugary, salty peanut butter surrounded by dense chocolate cake. Topped with even more chocolate. Totally irresistible.
A dream come true.