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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

The original recipe was a from-scratch cake, but I use a boxed mix to save time. I hope you enjoy the rich dessert as much as we do.—Patricia Eckard, Singers Glen, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting


  • 1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and oil until smooth; spread over warm cake. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a microwave, heat frosting on high for 25-30 seconds or until pourable; stir until smooth. Carefully pour and spread over peanut butter layer. Let stand until set. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Reviewed May. 12, 2014

"This is so ez and delicious it's almost sinful!! I have made it for a crowd, as well as my chocolate/peanut butter loving daughter. This is a winner in every circumstance!! Kudos to had a terrific idea!!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"This is my MIL's favorite cake that I make. My hubby loves it, too! Very yummy!"

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"This cake was delicious! However, it may be a bit rich for some people."

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