How to make the Ultimate Birthday Cake

Looking for the perfect cake to make for the chocolate-peanut butter lover? This cake raises everyone’s favorite flavor combo to new levels. Combining a deep dark chocolate cake with a smooth peanut butter cream cheese icing, the ultimate surprise is the center layer of crunchy chocolate meringue. Decorate with more meringues, peanuts and peanut butter chocolate candies – the ultimate!
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– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup dark cocoa powder
– 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups milk
– 2/3 cup vegetable oil
– 1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
– 1 1/2 teaspoon Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract –

– 2 tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder –
– 1/4 cup water
– Pinch of salt
– 2/3 cup granulated sugar
– 1 1/2 teaspoons Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract –
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder , plus more for dusting

– 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
– 1 cup peanut butter
– 3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
– 3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts , chopped

– 6 ounces semisweet chocolate , chopped
– 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
– 1 package (1.5 ounces) chocolate peanut butter cup candy, , chopped
– 2 needed 8 in. Round pan –
– Large bowl
– Whisk –
– Measuring Spoons Easy-
– Measuring Cup –
– Toothpick
– Cooling Grid –
– Parchment Paper –
– Rubber Spatula –
– Decorating Bag
– Tip: 1A –
– Medium microwave-safe bowl

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  1. Sweety Shuva says:

    Extremely chocolate cake is what I need for my birthday. Good job!!!!

  2. My birthday is today!

  3. Can you please do my favorite cake? Strawberry shortcake? Thank you!

  4. Last Monday is my birthday and i baked my favorite chiffon mocha cake, it's my first time baking a cake, not bad! ..success! ..ill try to make that cake you made on my husband's birthday also an Scorpio ..

  5. Gloria says:

    Yum! But all that sugar!! A lovely cake for sharing! Happy Birthday!

  6. Elaini says:

    "When you get to make your own birthday cake, you get to make exactly what you want." That's why I don't complain about baking everybody's birthday cakes.

  7. Beth you and Stephanie are my favourite

  8. Rob Fraser says:

    I made the cake and it turned out amazingly. Thanks so much, although I didn't have enough cake mix for 2 tins. Maybe I used larger tins haha.

  9. I dont know if this has been made but can u do Raspberry with white chocolate muffins with butter cream icing pretty pls

  10. just question. Why do you need to add salt when you add more sugar?

  11. 350 degrees for 45 – 50 minutes? Is this okay? My oven doesn't even go up to 350. Wouldn't it burn?

  12. u r ok but not as good as cupcake jemma

  13. Farzad says:

    Happy birthday 🙂 So creative and looks awesome… can I have a slice please?

  14. please check the recipe in the description box. it says 1 tablespoon of baking power and not 1 teaspoon.

  15. I make my own cake too

  16. PASDOOL says:

    it's work 🙂 ty

  17. My great grandma is a scorpio

  18. is the whipcrem more than the chocolate or chocolate more than whipcream

  19. Mel Ty says:

    mmmmm now I feel like having it

  20. Mel Ty says:

    That is so sad it is your birthday

  21. ice cream chocolate qith chocolate srinkles

  22. i do my own cake too

  23. what can i use instead using brown sugar?

  24. Alan Aviels says:

    happy birthday when was your birthday

  25. Alan Aviels says:

    my birthday is Saturday for

  26. Donna Hoyt says:

    Amazing. Love love love this one ❤

  27. You rock I love you

  28. How can you tell the difference between fake & real chocolate?? I'm not scared about the price when it comes to taste & happy hubby

  29. evageline01 says:

    Can you make the meringue a day before the cake?

  30. my moms born on the 15th of november too

  31. Molly G. says:

    your cake is awsome greatings From Germany

  32. meringue looks like poop 🙁

  33. Eeshah Rafiq says:

    Hi I just wanted to ask if I can make my own chocolate meringue? Btw love this recipe and definitely using this for my dads birthday cake!

  34. Hi – it's me again – can I just ask when you were making the birthday cake how much did you put cream cheese , peanut butter and how many cups of sugar ? If you comment ASAP that would be really helpful .

  35. could you write the recipe and the ingredients ??

  36. Hi – my birthday is coming up and my mom and me are wondering …. what are the sizes of the baking trays that you used in the video . If you could please answer ASAP or contact me on my email then that would be great 🙂

  37. cupcakemum12 says:

    I have to make my own birthday cakes too, and this year i'll be 50. Even though i'm doing it for me i have no idea what to do. lol

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