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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Recipe
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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Recipe

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I'm a chocoholic and my kids love peanut butter, so a sweet slice of this cake is a real treat for all of us. A boxed mix cuts down on preparation time for busy moms like me. -Fran Green, Linden, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  3. Split cake in half horizontally; place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with the peanut butter mixture. Top with remaining cake. Refrigerate until chilled.
  4. In a small heavy saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Stir in chocolate chips; cook and stir until chocolate is melted. Refrigerate until spreadable. Frost top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p37

Reviews for Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling(9)

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

This cake was good, but the peanut butter flavor wasn't strong enough for me. I think next time I'll make a peanut butter chocolate frosting and just do a vanilla cream cheese filling.

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

I use canned frosting to save time...we call it the number 11 cake...better than a ten!

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

frosting was a mess, maybe whipping it first would have helped, its just running all over the place

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

I made this for my co-workers and it was a huge hit. Everyone who tried it loved it and it was super easy to make.

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2009

I made this cake with a dark chocolate boxed cake mix and it was great. I think next time I will add a bit more peanut butter since I am addicted to it. It was very easy to make.

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