Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate

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In memory of Elvis Presley who passed away on this day back in 1977, I’ve whipped up this decadent cake which brings together a few favorite peanut butter pairings like chocolate, caramel and bananas. It’s pretty enough for a party, and for sure one Elvis would have enjoyed!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Yield: 10-12 servings

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate Ingredients - Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - cut bananas

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened butter plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
1 1/2 cups plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup milk
4 medium bananas, peeled and sliced

Procedure

1. Butter and flour two 8-inch round pans. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - Butter and flour two 8-inch round pans.

2. Whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar; beat in Smooth Operator peanut butter. Beat in eggs and vanilla until incorporated; alternately add flour mixture and milk (beginning and ending with flour), frequently scraping down sides of bowl. Transfer batter to two pans.

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - beat in Smooth Operator peanut butter. Beat in eggs and vanilla until incorporated; alternately add flour mixture and milk

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - Transfer batter to two pans

3. Bake in the oven until the cakes test clean with a toothpick, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, turning cakes out of pans after 10 minutes.

4. Make banana filling: Heat 1/4 cup sugar in medium skillet over medium. Cook, swirling pan occasionally, until sugar melts and turns an amber color; add remaining butter to pan. Add bananas; remove from heat and toss to slightly soften.

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - Add bananas; remove from heat and toss to slightly soften

5. Assemble Cake: Place one cake layer on a platter; arrange bananas on top of layer. Sandwich with second layer; frost with Simple Chocolate Frosting, below.

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - Place one cake layer on a platter; arrange bananas on top of layer.

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate - frost with Simple Chocolate Frosting

Simple Chocolate Frosting

1 pound bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled to room temperature
1 tablespoon agave nectar or corn syrup
3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Peanut Butter Cake with Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate

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