This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake is the cake for chocolate and peanut butter lovers. It’s made up of two layers of gluten free chocolate cake and two layers of homemade chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream that are frosted with peanut butter whipped cream and coated in chocolate ganache. Then it’s topped with peanut butter cups and dusted with peanut butter powder. Holy cow deliciousness.
Last month, I shared a little birthday cake with you on Instagram. It was Adam’s birthday cake that was made last minute and we dove into it faster than I could take pictures of it. I also didn’t really spend extra time to make it pretty and, more importantly, I would have felt bad about hijacking his birthday cake and cutting into it before he could even make a wish and blow out the candles.
So I decided to wait and share that glorious cake with you for another time and another celebration. And yes, today, a random obscure Thursday in April is a celebration because we are celebrating the birth of What The Fork Food Blog. Yep, happy birthday little blog baby, you’re one!
Or should I say happy anniversary? Not really sure what term I’m supposed to go with for website, so we’ll just go with Happy Birthda-versary, k? It’s totally fun to say too, happy birthdaversary! There’s a nice little ring to it. I think that might catch on so remember, you heard it here first.
Also, in true birthday/anniversary/birthdaversary fashion, there are gifts. Lots of wonderful, glorious gifts. Not for me, for you! What The Fork Food Blog is nothing without you, my loyal readers, who have helped this little website grown leaps and bounds in the last year. So, for you, and with the help of some great sponsors, (Le Creuset, Casabella, Silpat and KitchenIQ), I’m having a grand old giveaway! You can enter the giveaway at the end of the post. Good luck!
Now, lets get down to the cake. My frosting and piping skills are still a work in progress, but this cake, it is truly a little masterpiece. What it may lack in appearance it more than makes up for it in taste and flavor. It’s basically a homemade version of Cold Stone Creamery’s peanut butter playground, which was Adam’s favorite cake before going gluten-free.
You might need to take a seat for this description, so here it goes. The cake is a 6 inch gluten free chocolate cake with two layers of homemade chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream. It’s frosted in peanut butter whipped cream and coated in chocolate ganache and topped with some extra peanut butter cups and a dusting of peanut butter powder. Yep, you can go ahead and pick your chin up off the floor.
This cake is a serious show stopper. Yes, it’s a labor of love. But any labor of love for chocolate and peanut butter cups is worth laboring for. There are several steps, lots of chilling time and time to set up BUT there isn’t a single step that is overly difficult. And to make it a little bit easier on yourself, you don’t have to coat the whole cake in ganache, you could just pour some over the top and let it drip down like I did for Adam’s birthday. The ganache coating was probably the most difficult part, and by difficult, I mean tedious. But again, an advanced level difficulty is not needed.
This is definitely one of those cakes that you’re going to want to make at least once in your life. It absolutely has a place on any chocolate peanut butter lover’s bucket list. Enjoy! *You can make your own buttermilk with 1/2 cup milk (I usually use 1%) plus 1 Tbsp white vinegar. Mix and let sit 5 minutes. br]
For the Cake
For the Ice Cream
For the Peanut Butter Whipped Cream
For the Chocolate Ganache:
Regular sized REESE'S peanut butter cups are gluten free according to Hershey's website. As always, check labels as the gluten free status could change.
Chocolate cake recipe was adapted from [Barefoot Contessa.
*You can make your own buttermilk with 1/2 cup milk (I usually use 1%) plus 1 Tbsp white vinegar. Mix and let sit 5 minutes. br]
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