iBake – Chocolate Double Peanut Butter Caramel Layer Cake

Please, don’t be frightened by the title.  While Chocolate Double Peanut Butter Caramel Layer cake is a three process dessert, there are times when a multistage dessert can actually simplify your life.  I promise!

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been in a peanut butter chocolate mood for several weeks.  Maybe it’s all these below 30 days we’ve had lately here in Minnesota.   Maybe it’s that I didn’t eat quite enough of the Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossom’s I made for Christmas and then too quickly gave away.  You did see those sparkling gems from I Am Baker, right?  No?  Okay, take a minute to go to Amanda’s website and look at them, Pin them, write the ingredients on your grocery list, look all over the place for those bright red sanding sugar sprinkles and never find them because you didn’t think to look the one place that actually had them even though your were only a few blocks away from Williams-Sonoma, duh – and then make them for next Valentine’s Day.  Oh, sorry, I was thinking of myself the week before Christmas.  You would never do anything so silly, would you?  Getting back to the cookies, they are doubly delicious (meaning more rich and chewy) if you add an additional egg yolk to the original recipe.

There you are!  I thought you would stay on Amanda’s addictive sight all day and forget about this fantastic cake.  Now that you’re finally back, I’ll show you how to make your life easier by separating your dessert recipes into more than one day, and give you the recipes you’ll need to assemble this highly satisfying layered cake.

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iBake – Chocolate Bottom Peanut Butter Pie


I have had a seriously unquenchable craving for chocolate and peanut butter.  It all started when I made a batch of “healthier” chocolate peanut butter cups.  More about that recipe later.  Let’s move on to the reason for this pie post.  Three triple batches of peanut butter cups later and I was on the hunt for more chocolate-peanut butter combinations.  Technically – iDon’tBake for this pie.  That’s right, no baking!  Wait for it:   it’s also Paleo, gluten-free and some might say, healthy.  I don’t say it’s healthy.  I would say it’s healthier.  “Healthier than what?” you might ask.  Well, thank you.  I’m glad you asked!  Healthier than a lot of things that don’t even taste this good.

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