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Chocolate Peanut Butter Train Cake

My friend Jeremy bought me this awesome cake pan last year for Christmas that has 9 little cake parts in it that are shaped like 9 different train cars. Naturally, I was inspired to make a train cake when I opened it. So I decided to branch out and make a chocolate and peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting. The following is this delicious recipe:

•1 cup butter (room temp)
•3/4 cup light brown sugar
•3/4 cup sugar
•1 tbsp vanilla
•4 eggs
•2 1/2 cup flour
•1/2 cup cocoa powder
•1 tsp baking soda
•1/4 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp salt
•1cup buttermilk
•12 oz peanut butter chips

-Preheat oven to 350° and prepare pan by greasing it

-In a bowl, cream butter, vanilla, and both sugars until very fluffy-about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time just until mixed

-In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt

-Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter. Be sure to begin and end with the flour mixture. Add peanut butter chips until evenly distributed

-Spoon into pan and bake 50-55 minutes

FROSTING:
•1 tbsp melted butter
•2 tbsp peanut butter
•2/3 cup powdered sugar
•3 tbsp milk

-Whisk butter and peanut butter. Whisk in powdered sugar and 2 tbsp milk. Whisk
Until smooth and add remaining milk as needed

This cake was really fun to make, and I think that I might have to make another train cake with a lighter colored cake and darker frosting and maybe sone candy decorations. I found that with the chocolate cake, it was slightly harder to see the detail of the train without the frosting. Of course I think this cake would work a little better as a bigger cake rather than little ones like this. Good luck an enjoy!

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