Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dark Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This dessert is inspired by
another of Elsa's favourite chocolatey snacks
If you're a chocolate junkie like she is
you'll know which one I'm talking about

What better way to test out the recipe
than to have it with my friends for lunch
And by some good fortune, I was invited to Pauline's for a spot of potluck lunch

As usual, the table was full of yummy food,
Gaye's Curly Kale and squash in coconut gravy
Cecilia's Shredded Carrot, Tomato, Papaya and Lettuce Salad
Pauline's Okra and Salmon Curry
Pauline's Sambal belacan with Ulam
Mary's Curry Puff and Mochi filled with peanut and green bean paste (not together, of course!)
Deliciously crunchy keropok from ...  oops, I forgot to ask, just stuffed my face as they were so good!

The ritualistic group photo before the meal

Yours truly decided that she doesn't want to be left out of the picture
and constructed this cockamamie doolally contraption
word of advise... DO NOT do this at home
unless you're expecting a brand new camera as a gift!

Didn't managed to get there in time!

Phew! made it the second time

Anyways, here's the recipe
it is truly an immensely decadent and rich dessert
you have been warned

Dark Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

For the cake base
1 2/3 cups flour
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs

1 cup icing sugar
3/4 peanut butter
2 oz butter

For the peanut butter frosting
6 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup icing sugar
4 oz smooth and creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
juice from 1/4 lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

some photos courtesy of Ms Mary Moh


  1. Salam kenal Muna, baru follow your blog..... the cake looks yummyy licious.. .mind if I copy the recipe..

  2. Alamak... Tengok gambaq pun dah terasa seluaq mula sendat ;P
    Hatiku sudah gundah gulana sebab tergoda with yummy dessert :D

    1. Lol!!
      dessert... it is my one weakness
      Wear more dresses, no more seluaq sendat... see, I'm clever that way!!