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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Recipe

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Recipe

I'm a chocoholic and my kids love peanut butter, so a sweet slice of this cake is a real treat for all of us. A boxed mix cuts down on preparation time for busy moms like me. -Fran Green, Linden, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 345 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 86122
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"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."

Houston4801 User ID: 6626097 50496
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"I use canned frosting to save time...we call it the number 11 cake...better than a ten!"

sabrina_m_haynes User ID: 5048958 125222
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"frosting was a mess, maybe whipping it first would have helped, its just running all over the place"

jazybell User ID: 3632974 122814
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2010

"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."

rnks06 User ID: 4211179 47171
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2009

"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."

JudyLGB User ID: 2394793 50490
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"I am wondering about the nutritional values also.  Have they been posted?"

LRobb User ID: 3151874 50487
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Nutritional values?"

smitcher99 User ID: 3868922 205476
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2009

"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.


j_banyay User ID: 2055990 67933
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

"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."

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