Recipe by JELL-O
"Our readers love chocolate and peanut butter paired together! We've taken a box mix and transformed it into a stunning holiday centerpiece with clusters of chocolate coated peanuts that add a WOW! look and flavor."
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4 serving size)
JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts
2 (1 ounce) squares
BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups
thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
Very good, but also tastes like it doesn't require a lot of work =) Maybe adding something to the cake mix part so it isn't so obvious that it came from a box.
The frosting was way too soft and runny. I should have trusted my instincts when I saw the ingredients, but decided to give it a try. Won't make that mistake again. The flavor was amazing, but it ran down the sides of the cake into a blob on the tray. Might be okay if you use a 9x13 pan and only frost the top, but not for a layer cake.
YUMMMM! This cake was amazing. I LOVE PB period, so what I did to pump up the peanut butter flavor was: ~added Peanut Butter morsels into the cake batter long w/ 1/2 cup of slightly melted PB. Note: The review before me said the frosting came out runny??? Once the pudding sets up w/ the cool whip it's pretty firm (so not sure what happened there)?? It worked out fabulous for me.
I loved this cake!!!! At first I didn't think that there would be enough peanut butter mix left after filling the center of the cake, but there was plenty left to mix with the cool whip. A few of the people that I served this to did not care for it- but most did. What's not to like? I used peanuts that were already covered in chocolate.
This is such an amazing recipe. I made it for my mom's birthday and the entire cake was gone! The peanut clusters on the top were a huge hit and so easy to do. I'm making it again for my anniversary!
So yummy! Have you tried other PB filling recipes and find that they really don't have that peanut buttery flavor you were looking for? The idea here, to mix the peanutbutter with a pudding mix (and milk of course) is genius. The PB gives the pudding a stiffer texture that holds it's place between the layers better than pudding alone. NOW I used all of my PB/pudding mix in my layers and made my own "Fluffy Frosting" using PB as part of my shortening. But the frosting concept here looks great in theory as well!
Great recipe! I added about a 1/4 cup melted peanut butter to the cake mix which gave it a hint of peanut butter and made it taste more homeade. I didn't have peanuts so I decorating it with chocolate frosting. Delicious!!
This cake was a big hit and super easy to make.
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