- 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
- 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.
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling
"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."
"I use canned frosting to save time...we call it the number 11 cake...better than a ten!"
"frosting was a mess, maybe whipping it first would have helped, its just running all over the place"
"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."
"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."
"I am wondering about the nutritional values also. Have they been posted?"
"My family loves this cake, but to save time I use store-bought chocolate frosting and no one is the wiser! It is definitely at its best if made a day ahead of time.s_mitchell"
"I think this recipe failed to include a key step for making the icing: you have to whip the whipping cream icing after you take it out of the fridge. Otherwise it is all runny instead of fluffy."