Life can be cruel…..
So it is cruel irony that I made this cake and don’t get to eat it(dreaded diet). Fortunately this is something my husband will gladly eat. But enough about my sorrows. One of my favorite chefs of all time is Marcel Desaulniers. He is most known for his one cookbook, Death By Chocolate. But I fell in love with his cooking watching his PBS cooking show, which many people never saw. And as much as I love him he does have a downfall…he makes really complicated desserts. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake 2 ounces unsalted butter 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup tightly packed brown sugar 3 ounces creamy peanut butter 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 1/4 cup sour cream 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 325F. Grease three 9 x 1 1/2 inch pans. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix together brown sugar, peanut butter and butter for two minutes. Chocolate Peanut Icing 1/2 cup heavy cream