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

Step 1: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bliss Torte

Step 1: Make the Cake: Melt chocolate chips and butter in a microwave- safe bowl; stir until smooth; set aside.

Step 2: Meanwhile, vigorously whisk the eggs in a medium bowl by hand until slightly thick; about 2 minutes. Whisk in the granulated sugar and melted chocolate/butter until blended.

Step 3: Whisk in the dry ingredients until smooth and blended. These would include the flour, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk in all remaining cake ingredients; which would include the hot fudge sauce, sour cream, peanut butter, and water.

Step 4: Coat 15 inch by 10 inch by 1 inch baking pan with cooking spray; line with wax paper (enough that the edges hang over) and coat the paper with cooking spray. Pour the batter evenly into the pan.

Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and cake springs back when lightly touched.

Step 6: Immediately invert onto a wire rack; carefully peel off wax paper. Invert again onto another wire rack so that the top side faces up. Cut into 3 equal width-wise strips, approximately 4 inches wide each; cool completely on the wire rack.
<p>wish i could pick a slice..hehe :D</p>
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

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