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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.

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 249627
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"This is so easy and quick to make. My husband enjoys desserts with peanut butter and this recipe did not disappoint him."

llheath User ID: 6590379 206723
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!!"

sugarrae5 User ID: 2714369 206722
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

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

mcgee64 User ID: 582153 57220
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

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

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