Delish! Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Thursday, March 13, 2014
I love chocolate and peanut butter. Put the two together and great things happen! A local bakery here in town makes a mean Reese Cake, but it costs a small fortune. I decided to scour Pinterest for some recipes of my own. Lucky for me, there are many out there. After a couple of trial and errors, here's my recipe.

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Chocolate Cake
  • 1 Devil's Food Cake Mix  (follow instructions on the box, but with the following additions/substitutions)
  • Eggs (add an extra egg)
  • Whole Milk (use instead of water)
  • Oil (I use canola.)
  •  1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bag of mini chocolate chips (optional)
Mix all ingredients together. My handy dandy Kitchen Aid mixer comes in quite handy for this step. Next, pour mix into two 8" round cake pans. Make sure they're greased. Follow baking instructions on the back of your cake mix box.

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 cup peanut butter
1 stick Crisco (or unsalted butter)
1 package cream cheese
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Heavy Cream

This frosting is to die for! It tastes like peanut butter fudge, which is my all time favorite holiday food. I prefer to use Crisco, but I have made it using butter. It's good either way. Simply cream the Crisco and cream cheese (at room temperature). Slowly add your powdered sugar. At this point, I usually add a little bit of heavy cream to help get the consistency I want. Next, add your vanilla and peanut butter. Pour in heavy cream as needed. Once you reach your desired consistency, your frosting is ready! Doesn't it look delish? (P.S. If you're like me and love peanut butter, you may want to add a little more peanut butter. I usually end up using about a cup and a half.)

Chocolate Cake with PB frosting | The M House

Next up? A taste test.

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I think she approves. :)

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Once your cakes have cooled, it's time for your crumb coat. I usually trim the tops of my cakes so they are flat. I only trimmed my bottom layer for this cake. Because I am an icing/frosting fan, I added A LOT of frosting to the top of my first layer. This recipe gives you plenty, so don't be stingy! Spread frosting evenly and place the second layer (cake) on top of the frosted first layer. Next, give your cooled cake its first layer of frosting. This doesn't have to look pretty. In fact, it probably won't.

Chocolate Cake with PB frosting | The M House
If you have plenty of time, put your cake in the fridge overnight. If not, stick it in the freezer for about half an hour.

Chocolate Cake with PB frosting | The M House

Once the frosting has slightly hardened (in other words, you can touch the cake without the frosting sticking to your finger), you can finish frosting and decorating your cake.

Chocolate Cake with PB frosting | The M House

I added chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, and piped chocolate icing around the edges.

Chocolate Cake with PB frosting | The M House
This is my new favorite, go-to recipe. It won't disappoint. And I guarantee, you won't have a crumb left!

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2 comments

  1. Hi from ICLW! This cake looks amazing and your lil girl is adorable! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'm going to have to try it soon :)

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    1. Thank you! And yes, you definitely need to give it a try. It's so good! :)

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