Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake ~reese's peanut butter cup layers of stacked chocolate and peanut butter make this sinfully delicious cake everyone will love.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Total Time1 hr 22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, peanut butter
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 12
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Marilyn Lesniak


For the Cake:

  • 1 Box Chocolate cake of your choice and all ingredients required.

For the Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup heavy cream


Make the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and four 8-inch round cake pans.
  • Prepare the cake per directions on the box.

Make the Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Place the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Mix on medium speed until creamy. Add the heavy cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.

Assemble the Cake:

  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Cover with peanut butter icing. Repeat for all layers. Frost the cake with the remaining peanut butter icing. Refrigerate until set.

Finishing Touches:

  • Add fudge topping of your choice. Top with peanut butter cups.


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Recipe modified 11-10-18.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg