For the true chocolate and peanut butter lover in you – Chocolate Peanut Butter Lover’s Parfaits. Alternating layers of moist chocolate cake and fluffy peanut butter mousse filling. Mmmhmm… 

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I’d like to draw your attention to this cake.

Do you see this cake?

Inside this cake are alternating layers of moist chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, and peanut butter.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Lover's Parfaits
Do you know what happened to this cake? It got ruined. RUINED!

It fell apart as I was trying to stack and frost it. I um…Well… It was a rookie mistake, really. I didn’t allow my cake layers to cool completely. In a rush to get this cake photographed I stacked cake layers, still warm, in between semi chilled (read: still at room temp) fillings.

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Like I said, rookie mistake. The cake fell apart, making these cool wolverine slash marks.

Was I disappointed?

Hell yeah.

Did I cry?

No.

I grabbed a spoon and went balls deep into that cake. By the time I came up for air, I was halfway through an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and the cake had a pretty significant dent in it.

I let my thighs down that day.

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The ruined cake was inhaled over a period of two days by the chocolate and peanut butter lovahs in our house.

And it was delicious as hell.

Then, coupled with some residual guilt, I got to thinking: If this ever happened to me again, if I ruined another cake – would I go balls deep again with a spoon?

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Of course I would. There is no question about it.

Eff my thigh situation. I want cake.

But this isn’t about me. It’s about you. All the time.

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So let’s pretend you baked a bomb ass chocolate cake.

Let’s say this bomb ass chocolate cake was destroyed by some unforeseen accident, like warm cake layers.

Still good, but no longer good enough to stack into a gorgeous layer cake.

Don’t cry. Put down the spoon. Don’t inhale half a layer cake.

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What do you do?

You make parfaits, homie.

Parfaits are winning at losing. You lose because you destroyed what was to be a gorgeous layer cake.

You win because you can layer this cake with a filling inside a glass and call it dessert.

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Can I get some ‘holla’ hands?!

Pick your favorite chocolate cake.

Any chocolate cake.

You can use this one (shameless plug); it’s the B.O.M.B.

Make a quick peanut butter mousse filling. If you dig peanut butter, this filling is the bee’s knees.

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Layer that sucka.

This recipe makes three large-as-hell parfaits for the true chocolate/peanut butter addict.

I made them large, ‘cause… Chocolate and peanut butter, yo.

Feel free to make them smaller. Or grab a glass of milk.

Whatever.

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Now you know.

If this happens to you (and it will), win at losing.

Make parfaits.

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