Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Where to begin? This is the best cake we’ve posted thus far. Technically it’s the only cake we’ve posted, but who’s being technical? Not me!  We rarely make a whole cake, so when we do, we choose something extra special.

We made this for family game night over the weekend. Sure Bunco was a blast, but the desserts were far more memorable. Every single person wanted a slice and loved it. The peanut butter mousse was out of this world and paired with an Oreo crust, salty peanuts and mini chocolate chips, it seriously knocked my socks off. The peanut butter flavor is perfectly balanced, not too much or too little. For those of you who love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you have to try this. For those of you who don’t…your loss!

Note: We made this recipe exactly as we saw it on Annie’s Eats but found that we all wanted only tiny sliver-size slices. Next time we’re going to try making individual Oreo crusts in a cupcake pan then piping the mousse in. Also, we’re going to skip the ganache…it’s so good already that we didn’t think it was necessary.

Here's what you'll need

Process Oreos to crumbs then mix in a pinch of salt and melted butter

Press evenly into bottom and sides of your springform pan

Process some salted peanuts too

Combine mini chips, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar; set aside

Whip heavy cream

These look like stiff peaks to me

Transfer to a bowl

Whip cream cheese and confectioners' sugar

Add milk

Creamy peanut butter

Don't forget the peanuts

Add 1/4 of the whipped cream to lighten the mousse

I'm not sure why there's a little leprechaun in the corner

Add the rest of the whipped cream

Add mousse to the cooled Oreo crust

Spread evenly

Finely chop bittersweet chocolate

Heat heavy cream in a saucepan

Aunt Betty's double boiler gets A LOT of use

Ganache + Mousse = Heaven

Spread the ganache

Sprinkle with salted peanuts

Refrain from shoveling the whole cake in your mouth