Chocolate-Peanut Pavé


A few days ago, my mother and I decided to bake something (more mother/daughter time).  I got to decide what to make.  I went for a chocolate dessert.

I thought that THIS chocolate-peanut pavé looked delicious.  My mother knew that it would be a lot of work, but she went along with it anyway.


First we had to make the cake, which was a lot of work by itself.  There were over 15 minutes of mixing involved!



It was a light color when it went into the oven…



But it had darkened a lot when it came out.  The orange powdery stuff is from the light dusting of cocoa required. I made the mistake of eating some plain cocoa.  It looked like it would taste good, but let me assure you that it does not.



While it was baking we started the frosting.  Here are some of the ingredients needed for it.  My mother had to chop up a lot of chocolate (12 oz. of it) while I hand-washed some dishes.



After the cake came out, we had to cut it into four pieces to layer.



It kind of reminded me of a crochet pattern.  “Put one cake slice on serving platter, frost, dust with peanuts.  *Put one cake slice on previous cake slice, frost, dust with peanuts*, repeat twice more.”…although it wasn’t written quite like that.  🙂


Ta-daaaaa…the finished pavé!

We put some pulverized peanuts on top instead of the peanut butter piping (wow, that’s alliterative).


I think it turned out really well.  It certainly tastes like it.  How can you go wrong with chocolate and peanuts?

~ The Cogaroo ~



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