From our Experts at The Best Bakery in Ahmedabad, Café Upper’s kitchen, a mischievous and delightful something to make for your kids to have a bite of during supper or hunger pangs between meals. Our ‘Giant Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Cake’ is easy and quick to make — even for your kids’ tiffin boxes for their break-hour at school! From the ovens of Café Upper Crust, a nifty recipe for replenishing your kid’s tummies — at school or at home!
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (see Cook’s Note)
- 2/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons fine salt
- 3 sticks (24 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups packed dark brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped
- 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
- For the Cookies: Whisk and thoroughly mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, together in a large bowl. For almost 6 minutes, Beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed in a second large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, beating after each addition to incorporate evenly; then beat in the vanilla. Reduce the speed to medium, add the flour mixture, and beat until just mixed evenly. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Roll the dough into 6 balls (about 1 1/2 cups each). Divide 4 of the balls between 2 rimmed baking sheets (2 balls per sheet). Flatten them into 6-inch circles using your hands; make sure the circles are 2 inches apart. Bake until just set, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining 2 balls of dough.
- For the Frosting: Meanwhile, beat the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar about 1/2 cup at a time, beating between additions, until incorporated.
- Assemble the cake: Place a cookie on a cake stand or serving plate and spread the top with some frosting. Top with another cookie and more frosting; repeat with the remaining cookies and frosting, making sure the frosting on the top layer is spread smooth.
- For the Ganache: Put the chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring the cream and butter to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour over the chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes; stir until melted and smooth.
- Pour the ganache over the top of the cake, smoothing the top with a small offset spatula and letting it drip over the sides. Decorate the rim of the cake with any nuts, say, Walnuts or Cashew nuts! Let it stand at room temperature until the chocolate hardens, shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.
In Conclusion, Cafe Upper Crust Recipes are aimed to provide a healthy guide to making oven or dessert items within the comfort & ease of your home kitchens. Such cooking results may differ from those results of professional chefs’ practices & recipes. These recipes may or may not be available at our eatery outlets, at the time of posting these blogs.