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Gooey Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Gooey Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Here in Wisconsin, winter weather is extreme and a hot dessert is just the ticket to warm us up. This chocolaty delight gets a bit of crunch from chopped peanuts sprinkled on top.—Lisa Erickson, Ripon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Chopped salted peanuts, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar, milk, peanut butter and oil until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, 1/2 cup cocoa and baking powder; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture (batter will be thick). Transfer to a greased 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the remaining sugar and cocoa. Stir in water. Pour over batter (do not stir).
  3. Cook, covered, on high 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out with moist crumbs. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Gooey Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

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