Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl
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The ultimate chocolate peanut butter torte is what you’re looking at here. Look no further, this is the dessert for you!

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I call this the ‘Ultimate’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte because you really cannot get more decadent than this dessert. It is the absolute ultimate. There is nothing that surpasses this in terms of richness and sweetness.

Hopefully you’re into that sort of thing?? I know I am.

This torte is so rich – you will only need a sliver to satisfy a sweet-tooth. That’s all it takes. You can easily serve 12 people with it, and you could probably even push it to 16 because you only need little slices.

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It’s incredibly rich and chocolatey. The torte is almost like truffles. Very ganache-like in texture and richness, but maybe a little thicker and denser. But it’s creamy and luscious like a truffle.

The peanut butter buttercream on top is very sweet, and very peanut-buttery. I love this buttercream, and I use it on so many different desserts.

Peanut butter buttercream is always stashed away in my fridge and I throw it onto all sorts of desserts – even when it probably isn’t fitting. That’s a true peanut butter lover for you.

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For this torte, the peanut butter buttercream is the perfect layer of sweetness to complement the chocolatey layer of richness. Altogether, this Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte is probably the sweetest and richest dessert I’ve ever had, and I’ve had many a decadent dessert!

So, that’s saying a lot.

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It’s great for holidays or for dinner parties when you want to fancy things up a bit. It’s pretty and elegant, so it is very suitable for holidays and dressier get-togethers. It’s important to note that this isn’t hard to make though. It’s actually super simple to whip this up.

And you know it’ll be a crowd-pleaser because who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together? The flavor combo is winning, for sure.

Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

For the Crust:
  • 2 cups crushed oreo cookies
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
For the Torte:
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Buttercream:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2-2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

For the Crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, sugar, and butter.
  2. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

For the Torte:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips at 30-second intervals until melted and smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, heavy cream, and vanilla.
  4. Gradually whisk the egg mixture into the melted chocolate, being careful not to scramble the eggs.
  5. Pour the mixture over the crust.
  6. Place the springform pan on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until center is almost set.
  8. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Run a knife around the edge to loosen, and release the springform pan edge.
  10. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or until thoroughly chilled.
  11. Meanwhile, prepare buttercream.

For the Buttercream:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, and enough powdered sugar to form a thick but spreadable frosting.
  2. Whip until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Pipe onto torte with a star tip.

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Sarah Grossett

About Sarah

Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!