Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Torte

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I created this rich and luscious layered dessert one day when I had a lot of time on my hands. A dense and moist chocolate cake is separated into layers by a creamy, fluffy sweet & salty peanut butter and cream cheese filling whipped to perfection with swirled melted chocolate. I finished it off with an easy chocolate glaze that flooded the top and pooled at the bottom and melted peanut butter thinly drizzled across the surface for the crowning touch. This dessert has the perfect variety of textures, dense & moist cake, fluffy and smooth filling, and a wet, thin glaze. A sweet and salty filling compliments the deep chocolate cake so well. While it may require time and a lot of ingredients, the hard work is sooo work it. Impressive and utterly rich this dessert makes a very elegant presentation and is perfect for entertaining; your guests will be sure to love it. Enjoy!

You will need:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Hershey's special dark hot fudge sauce
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Yum! I'd love a nice big slice of this! Peanut butter and chocolate are an excellent combination!
It makes my mouth water.
Now THAT is what I call a dessert! Very fancy. :D