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A little more than a month ago Jodi from a cake that checked all my boxes for decadence, and had my son’s aka Big Baby Boy’s favorite candy bar in the world as its theme/ingredient.

Right then I was inspired to make this cake for Big Baby Boy’s November birthday.  Mind you. He hasn’t actually been at home on his birthday since he was 17 yrs old.  He went to college out of state when he was 17, so we’ve been celebrating his birthday when he comes home for Thanksgiving since.  A long time. He won’t like me telling you how old he is now.  It makes me feel ancient just saying that I’m the mother of child that age! So, we’ll just say 29…again. 🙂

The cake.  Okay, mine came out a little uneven, and my chocolate ganache  was a bit too thick to drip as nicely as I wanted it to, but OMG! It’s so delicious, and it looked pretty good despite its flaws. 🙂

Jodi said she saw the recipe over on the blog called Life, Love, and Sugar  here which inspired her to make the cake.  Jodi is a very accomplished baker, cook, and artist so she’s always changing up the recipes she finds.  Me. I like to make the recipe as prescribed the first time, and make changes if needed on the next go round.  I headed over to Lindsay’s blog to check out the original recipe, and decided to use hers b/c she used 8 inch round cake pans which I have, and Jodi’s version had 9 inch ones which I don’t have, and she used milk for the cake rather than half and half which shaved a few calories plus there’s a frosting/decorating video at Lindsay’s which helped me a lot since this cake looked really challenging to frost.

I’ve linked to both Jodi, and Lindsay so you can read both postings.

Thank you so much Jodi for the inspiration it was a HUGE hit with whole family! Thanks for sharing Lindsay’s link too the video was great for me!

I would definitely make this again.  I’d add a wee bit more heavy whipping cream to loosen up the Chocolate ganache,  and figure out how to level my cakes better.  This cake was gone in 2.5 days! 🙂

I hope everyone in the States had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I hope everyone everywhere has a lovely week-end!

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more to come…





  1. I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment, Deborah… but when I saw the name of this post I had to look! 😀
    Uneven? OMG, it’s gorgeous. I’m drooling just reading the description too. What a wonderful cake. Hugs on the wing!

    • LOL! On the bright side there’s no calorie penalty for looking. 🙂

      Thanks for the lovely comment, and hugs right back at ya! xx

  2. I will say this, it would take only a day around my family to “clean this up!” They love peanut butter cups and this was simply beautiful, Deborah. I think thick ganache would be fabulous!! Happy belated 29 and holding to Big Baby Boy! 🎂

  3. omg, this looks soooo delicious!! one cannot go wrong with when the words peanut butter, chocolate, and triple are all in the recipe!! and I am so very hungry as I read this post!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Oh wow, was there any left over!! mmm mmm!

  5. It’s a grand cake! You did a great job!

  6. Wow! This looks delicious. I will have to try it. As we all are preparing our food this time of year, I am reminded of those less fortunate. This is an idea I am trying to spread this holiday season. If you like it, please share it. Thanks, Rita

  7. I’ve never made a cake that looks that tasty! It sounds as though it was thoroughly enjoyed!

  8. OMG!! That looks amazing.

  9. Wow! Your cake looks amazing and really delicious Deborah! Love the look and drip. Soooo tempting… Hope you had a lovely thanksgiving! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Lili! That means a lot coming from you a “real” baker! xx

      • That’s kind of you Deborah. I’ve never actually made a drip cake and I’d love to turn one out like yours! One day.. 🙂 x

  10. Holy Diabetic Coma!! This looks just divine and I’m sure it would taste perfect with my morning coffee. You might see it’s *flaws*, but I see perfection 😀

    • I bet it would taste great with morning coffee!
      I was good and skipped the majority of the frosting and ate the cake so didn’t fall into a diabetic coma. 🙂 Plus it’s so rich we had pretty slim slices.

  11. I love the combination of PB and chocolate, especially if the chocolate is dark. Sounds and looks delicious, Deborah.


    • Just read the recipe and I’m not sure I could deal with all the sugar. 😦

      • It’s mostly the Buttercream Frosting that has all the sugar. Most of us picked around it and ate a little frosting and cake. We also had slim slices b/c it’s so rich.
        The youngest in the family #1 Grandson thought that was the best part. 🙂 Peanut Buttercream Frosting.
        He loves Peanut Butter! 🙂

    • It was good. Not something I’d make every week, but definitely something to make for special occasions. 🙂

  12. Made my teeth hurt just looking at the picture.

  13. Wow!

  14. That’s beautimous. It looks scrumpdillyicious!

  15. That is one amazing cake. I can imagine it only lasting 2.5 days. 🙂 Happy Birthday to your son.

  16. Looks fantastic!

  17. woohoo! such a great success! wonderful job Deborah!

  18. Oh my goodness !!! That looks so good, and those peanut butter cups just add to the sweetness. Too bad it’s gone.

  19. Wow!!!!!

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