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Swirled Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Pretty swirls of cream cheese and peanut butter dress up a convenient package of cake mix with yummy results in this recipe Cheryl Paulsen sends from Omro, Wisconsin.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    18 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk


  • In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water, sour cream and egg whites on medium speed for 2 minutes. Coat a 13x9-in. baking pan with cooking spray and dust with flour. Pour batter into pan.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar, peanut butter and milk until smooth. Drop by tablespoonfuls over batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 225 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • ejbear78
    Aug 7, 2016

    I took this to a potluck dinner and it was gone in no time with excellent reviews. I used a triple chocolate cake mix, then sprinkled peanut butter chips on top before baking. It turned out more like a cake than bars, so next time I will likely use a jelly roll pan. The cake was super moist and the peanut butter cream cheese was a perfect compliment.

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    Sep 5, 2007

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    Feb 19, 2007

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