Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

Recipe and photo courtesy of Meridian Foods.

Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake. Hello friends, it has been a while since I shared a recipe with you here, so today I have a special celebration cake for you

How pretty?

An Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake. Tasty.

This centrepiece cake is deliciously rich and indulgent and topped with shards of agave salted peanut brittle for a truly eye-catching finish.

Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake:

Serves: 12

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 40 minutes

What You Need:

The Brittle:

250ml agave syrup

80ml coconut oil

90g salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

For The Cake:

115g butter, room temperature

150g rice bran syrup

115g unrefined brown sugar

3 eggs

125ml low fat greek yogurt

300g self raising flour

80g cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp milk

For The Peanut Frosting:

400g light cream cheese

100g smooth peanut butter

100g unrefined icing sugar

For The Dark Chocolate Icing:

70g butter, room temperature

60g good quality 85% chocolate, melted

200g unrefined icing sugar

ยฝ tsp Meridian molasses

2 tbsp milk

Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake:

What You Do:

1. Start by making the brittle. Measure the agave syrup and coconut oil into a medium sized heavy based saucepan.

Bring to a boil stirring continuously until the syrup reaches hard crack temperature (150C/300F).

Remove from heat and stir in peanuts then pour onto a silicone or non-stick parchment paper.

Put into freezer for two hours to cool.

2. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan, grease and line two 20cm sandwich tins. In a large bowl beat the butter until pale, soft and creamy. Whisk in the rice bran syrup then the unrefined brown sugar.

Beat in the eggs one by one, then the yogurt. If the mixture looks like its curdling at any point, add a few spoons of flour and continue whisking.

3. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa and gently fold in, adding the milk towards the end to make a smooth batter.

Once combined, spoon into the sandwich tins, spread to the edges and bake for 25 minutes until they spring back when touched.

Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. For the peanut butter frosting, beat all the ingredients together till smooth. Slice the cooled cakes horizontally in half to make four equal layers.

Put the bottom layer on a board or plate, cut side up and spread with a quarter of the frosting. Repeat until you have four layers of cake and three layers of frosting.

5. To make the dark chocolate icing, beat all the ingredients together until smooth.

Divide the frosting into thirds, mix half of the remaining peanut frosting into one third of the chocolate frosting.

6. To apply the ombre icing spread the top of the cake with one-third of the chocolate icing, spread the next third down the side of the cake just covering the top layer.

Use the remaining peanut frosting at the bottom of the cake to cover the sides and fill in the gap in the middle with the mixed frosting. You will now have striped sides to your cake.

Use a pallet knife to smooth the sides and blur the colours together to create an ombre effect.

7. Crack the brittle into big shards and use to decorate the top of the cake.

Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake. Recipe and photo courtesy of Meridian Foods.

Do you have any celebrations coming up?

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Ombre Chocolate Peanut Butter Celebration Cake

Claire Justine
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Recipe and photo courtesy of Meridian Foods.


  1. Mother of 3
    28th July 2017 / 9:08 pm

    That looks amazing and so yummy! Pinned.

    • 13th August 2017 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and the pin ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Tamar SB
    28th July 2017 / 10:39 pm

    That is gorgeous!!

  3. Karren~#OMHGWW w/Linky
    1st August 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Beautiful presentation!!

    • 13th August 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks for hoping over Karren ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog
    4th August 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Whenever I see chocolate and peanut butter in the same dessert I always come back for seconds. This looks fabulous.

  5. Jess
    7th August 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Looks so pretty and sounds delicious!! :)I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks. Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • 13th August 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jess.

  6. sherry from sherrys pickings
    7th November 2017 / 1:52 am

    what a delish looking cake!

    • 17th November 2017 / 7:02 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Sherry ๐Ÿ™‚

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