Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Fudgy Ganache Cake

Rarely am I at a loss for words, especially when it comes to desserts.  But today I have no words.

Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Fudgy Ganach Cake

Can you see why?  This masterpiece is by thekitchenwhisperer.net, and here’s the link to the recipe.  I discovered it on Pinterest some time ago.  I pinned it…..but then again, I pin so many chocolate peanut butter recipes that it just kept moving down the priority list.  That was a big mistake.  Last Saturday, on a whim, I decided to make it.  Best end to a Puttin’ on the Dog meal — EVER.

A couple of notes.  First, I used a 9″ cake pan for the brownie and put all the batter into one pan.  It just looked like it would be a pancake when I only put half in.  I also left out the espresso powder.  I know the experts say that it enhances the flavor of the chocolate, but I tend to disagree.  Second, don’t deviate from the instructions on the hot fudge recipe.  She says to trust her on this, and you should — because I didn’t.  My sauce came out too thin; I tried to thicken it with cornstarch, but that didn’t work.  So mine looked like Hershey syrup.  Third, I was so distracted by the hot fudge mishap that I didn’t read the instructions to the cookie dough portion carefully.  I just mixed everything in a bowl, but it seemed to turn out fine.  Finally, whipped ganache?  Genius!

This thing is 5 layers of sheer delight; it is totally a “Barbified” recipe.  And the big shocker is that Matt even liked it.

 

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