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Peanut Crunch Cake Recipe

Peanut Crunch Cake Recipe

"Here's a recipe that dresses up a plain old box cake mix," says Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut. "Peanut butter and chocolate chips add fun, yummy flavor to this yellow cake."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, peanut butter and brown sugar on low speed until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup. Add the water, eggs and oil to remaining crumb mixture; blend on low until moistened. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup each chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine the peanuts, reserved crumb mixture and remaining chips; sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 378 calories, 21 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.