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Tagalong Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Decorating Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 1101kcal


  • Three 9 inch round cake pans
  • disposable piping bag with star tip
  • large squeeze bottle


Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes milk chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 large eggs

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 box Tagalong Cookies for topping

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 inch round cake pans with pam baking spray, set aside
  • Using a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients together until fully combined.
  • Divide batter between the three baking pans and bake in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  • Allow to cool completely on the counter.
  • Once cooled, remove cakes from cake pan and cut the domes off

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy
  • whipping cream, peanut butter and vanilla and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy

Build Cake Directions

  • Place the first cake layer onto a serving plate
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out evenly
  • Place the second layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting
  • Place another scoop of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth evenly
  • Repeat steps with remaining cake layers
  • Once all layers have been frosted, frost entire cake
  • Scoop remaining frosting into a piping bag and set aside

Chocolate Ganache Directions

  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming
  • While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle

Decorating Directions

  • Using the squeeze bottle, to create a drizzle effect around the top of the cake, squeeze some ganache over the side allow the chocolate ganache to drip down
  • Pipe dollops of frosting around the top of the cake
  • Place a Tagalong cookie onto the top of the frosting dollops
  • Place the cake in the fridge to harden
  • Cut into slices and grab a large glass of milk!
  • Enjoy!


Make sure that your butter is room temperature and softened before starting your frosting.  You need soft butter to make a smooth frosting. 


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 1101kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 51g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 2319IU | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 5mg