I don't know about where you are, but it's been pretty freezing here in NYC. The other day I went to an early morning exercise class and it was NEGATIVE 15 degrees outside. It's insane.
When it gets brutally cold like this, I turn to warm drinks and comfort foods. That happens to coincide nicely with this month's Recipe ReDux theme: Chocolate Matches. My immediate instinct when it comes to mixing flavors with chocolate is chocolate with nuts, fruit, and my all time favorite, peanut butter. So why not mix up these flavors and satisfy my sweet tooth all at the same time?
Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. I actually have yet to meet a single person who doesn't like this combo, therefore I assume this person doesn't even exist. This cake is mixed together and then "baked" in the microwave, making for a super quick dessert. I made the recipe in glass jars which both look pretty and keep the portion size in control. You could also easily dump one recipe's worth in a large mug and bake yourself a bigger cake. It's totally up to you. I find the smaller portion is perfect, especially with a scoop of ice cream on top, because this cake is dense and amazingly rich.