Mocha Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
|1¾||cups all-purpose flour|
|¾||cup cocoa powder, sifted|
|2||teaspoons baking soda|
|1||teaspoon baking powder|
|1||cup buttermilk, at room temperature|
|¾||cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag|
|½||cup vegetable oil|
|2||eggs, at room temperature|
|1||cup brewed coffee, hot, warm, or at room temperature|
|Peanut Butter Frosting:|
|1½||cups creamy peanut butter|
|10||tablespoons unsalted butter, softened|
|1||cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag|
|1||cup powdered sugar, sifted|
|¾-1||cup heavy cream|
|¼||cup finely chopped roasted peanuts|
Preheat the oven to 350℉. Spray three 8” round cake pans with cooking spray. Line the bottoms with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sugar, Stevia In The Raw®, oil, eggs, and vanilla. In a large bowl, first whisk together buttermilk and Stevia In The Raw until dissolved, then add sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with coffee in 2 parts.
Divide batter equally between the cake pans and bake, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, 17-20 minutes. Let cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove from the pans and let cool completely on a rack.
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine peanut butter and butter. Beat on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl frequently, until very smooth. Add Stevia In The Raw®, powdered sugar, and cornstarch and beat until smooth and combined. Gradually beat in cream and vanilla and continue to beat until frosting is light-colored, smooth, and fluffy.
On a cake stand or serving plate place 1 cake layer. Top with ⅓ of the frosting and spread evenly to the very edge of the cake. Top with the second cake layer and ⅓ of the frosting. Top with the final cake layer and remaining frosting, spreading it smoothly to the edge of the cake, leaving the sides bare. Sprinkle the peanuts in a 1” wide ring around the top outer edge of the cake, and sprinkle a few in the center.
Per serving (1 slice): 430 calories, 29g fat (9g saturated fat, 0.5g trans fat), 39g carbohydrates, 9g protein, 3g dietary fiber, 510mg sodium, 20g sugar