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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe

Meet the Cook: In our chocolate-loving house, this cake disappears very quickly! My husband and I have a 6-month-old son. We enjoy the peacefulness of country living. -Dorcas Yoder, Weyers Cave, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually beat into egg mixture until blended. Stir in coffee (batter will be thin).
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. For frosting, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter in a bowl until smooth. Beat in sugar, milk and vanilla. Spread over cake. Sprinkle with chocolate chips if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 365 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.