Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfaits

So I haven't posted in awhile...yea sorry about that. Wish I had some great reason but I don't. Mainly been lazy and haven't had my passion for food. Was just having one of my "I'm bored with it" moments.

Chocolate Cake:
1 3/4 cups Flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
Prepare 3 - 9in round pans. Preheat over to 350.
Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Combine eggs, coffe, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
Pour about 3/4 of the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Add remaining liquid and mix well. *If you add all the liquid at once the batter tends to get lumpy. Bake around 30 mins or until tester comes out clean. Cool cakes. Break cake into small crumbs.
Peanut Butter Mousse:
1 jar peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar together in a stand mixer. Add cream and vanilla beat on low speed until just mixed. Turn speed to high and beat until fluffy. Spoon into pastry bag.
Chocolate Ganache:
1 1/2 lbs dark chocolate
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup light corn syrup
Heat cream until almost a simmer. Add chocolate and mix until chocolate has melted. Mix in syrup.
Layer mousse, cake crumbs, and ganache in a parfait glass.

1 comment:

Tartelette said...

What a comeback though!! This is pure decadence!!