I’ve learned that, no matter what you've read elsewhere, when it all boils down, there are only two kinds of cakes. Really.
There are nice, sweet, fun, sentimental cakes, like the kind that you grew up eating. You are comfortable with these cakes and rely on them to be your go-to desserts. They complement any party or are simply nice companions for when you want to wolf them down all by yourself. These cakes are delicious. I love these cakes.
Then there are cakes that demand your attention. They don’t want to merely sit on a table at your party and act as a decoration; they kick the door down and announce, “I am here. Eat me NOW”. You stare wide-eyed, because you can’t believe that there actually exists a cake such as this. That one day someone decided that yes, yes you can take a chocolate sour cream cake, make three of them, stack them together, surrounded by peanut butter cream cheese frosting and THEN pour a peanut butter ganache over the entire thing.
If you, like me, believe that chocolate and peanut butter are perfect together, belong together, were meant to be together, then you must make this cake.