Being a lover of peanut butter and chocolate and cake, I thought it would impossible to dislike this recipe. The pictures looked delicious and well, I was starving for a good desert!
And, well, I just don't like it. It's hard to pin-point exactly why. The flavors seem disjointed... It's a lot like eating peanut butter with your cake... which is really what it is. If you typically wouldn't add a big dollop of peanut butter to your devils food chocolate cake, or if the idea repels you, then DON'T make this recipe!
The cake was good. I didn't really like the frosting, but the hubby did, so that makes it almost worthwhile.... and then there's the peanut butter. It just sits there. It reminds me of a PB&J sandwich. If cake and a PB&J combined into a single product doesn't appeal to you, then DON'T MAKE THIS CAKE! What a disappointment.
The only things I can think of to make it better would have been to add the peanut butter to the frosting. That may have saved it. Perhaps the flavors would have integrated better. Maybe.... maybe.... I'll try it. But, really, I probably won't bother.
And personally, the proportions were all wrong. Way too much peanut butter... if you do attempt, I recommend to go with only a cup of peanut butter instead of 1.5. You could easily half the frosting proportions!!!! I like frosting, but really, the frosting & peanut butter was 75% of some pieces!
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Being a lover of peanut butter and chocolate and cake, I thought it would impossible to...