“ChocoMonster” Four Layer Cookie, Brownie, Funfetti Cake with Homemade Chocolate Frosting and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
I think this cake will have to be classifed as Semi-Homemade, as well as a “This is Why You’re Fat” cake. This weekend I had the pleasure of making this glorious cake that was pretty much devoured within minutes of cutting into it.
What You Need:
1 Box Funfetti Cake (plus ingredients needed on box)
1 Box Brownie Mix or Brownie Cookie Mix (plus ingredients needed on box)
1-2 Rolls of Chocolate cookie dough (depends on how thick of a cookie you want)
6 Individually wrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
1 pound fine-quality semisweet chocolate such as Callebaut
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1. Bake the cookies, brownies, and funfetti according to packages. I used a 9-inch round pan for each. Allow each of them to cool on a cooling rack before arranging the cake. The funfetti cake will make 2 nine inch cakes.
2. For the frosting:
Finely chop chocolate. In a 1 1/2- to 2-quart saucepan bring cream, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil over moderately low heat, whisking until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and add chocolate, whisking until chocolate is melted. Cut butter into pieces and add to frosting, whisking until smooth.
Transfer frosting to a bowl and cool, stirring occasionally, until spreadable (depending on chocolate used, it may be necessary to chill frosting to spreadable consistency). I found that stirring this over a bowl of ice water did a great job of cooling it off quickly and evenly.
Spread frosting between cake layers and over top and sides. Cake keeps, covered and chilled, 3 days. Bring cake to room temperature before serving.
3. Once the frosting is at the desired texture, lay the cookie layer on the bottom of the dessert dish. To ensure that frosting doesn’t mess up your presentation, lay a few pieces of wax paper under the cookie layer.
4. Spread a thin layer of frosting on the cookie layer. Add crumbled Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Next lay 1 of the funfetti cakes on top of the cookie layer. Spread frosting and sprinkle Reese’s Cups. Then add the brownie layer. Spread frosting. Then, add the last layer of Funfetti cake. Cover entire cake with frosting.
5. Decorate with colorful frostings and candy pieces.
*Thank you to Smitten Kitchen for providing the best frosting recipe!