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Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


Chocolate and peanut butter. Those two together seems like a match made in heaven.

My current obsession runs deep. Inspiration to create the most elegant combination can be found in every bakery, every food photo site, on the shelves in grocery store aisles. Pulling my favorites, the things that hung in the back of my mine, refusing to be forgotten, all coming together into one elegantly layered dessert and sliced to serve.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte
1/2 recipe devil’s food batter baked spread in a half sheet pan for 10 minutes or until set
1 recipe chocolate mousse
1 recipe peanut butter frosting
1/2 recipe peanut butter caramel
4 cups roasted peanuts

Cut each half sheet pan cake into two long rectangles. Mix together 1/3 of the peanut butter frosting with 1 cup of peanuts. Mix remaining peanuts with the peanut butter caramel. Layer cake > peanut butter frosting with peanuts > mousse > peanut butter frosting > cake > peanut butter caramel with peanuts. Refrigerate to set.

Makes 12 servings.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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0 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

  1. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    Now we have another chocolate/PB recipe to try – yay! My husband will be thankful to you, for sure. I can’t wait to try that PB caramel and the chocolate mousse – they look wonderful. Thanks also for including my PB frosting, Shaina!

  2. kathypatalsky says:

    pretty! :)

  3. TidyMom says:

    MMMMMM, big fan of that combo!! This looks delicious Shaina!

  4. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction says:

    Yum! I always love chocolate and peanut butter… What a lovely torte!

  5. Jamie | My Baking Addiction says:

    This looks absolutely stunning. Lovely photo.

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