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Peanut Crunch Cake Recipe

Peanut Crunch Cake

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"This crunchy, peanut-y cake is quick, easy and stores well."

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Original recipe makes 1 13x9 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 13x9 inch pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat cake mix, peanut butter, and brown sugar on low speed until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup of mixture. To the remainder add water, eggs, and oil, and beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup each of the chocolate chips and the peanut butter chips. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Combine peanuts, remainder of dough mix, and rest of the chips; sprinkle over batter.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 07, 2008

Great cake! The crunchy layer on top was so yummy. I read one of the reviews that said there was not enough chocolate so I made a chocolate glaze and drizzled it over the top. YUM! Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combo and to have it in a cake, wow! Grab a glass of milk before you sit down to eat it however, cause it rich!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2008

cake was delicious, but very heavy. i used only chocolate chips, which was good, b/c the PButter adds enough peanuty flavor. Also, because I used a slightly smaller baking dish, my cake didn't quite finish cooking all the way through, so be sure that your cake is done before you take it out of the oven!


59 Ratings

Oct 13, 2007

Incredible!! So moist, and delicious. Didn't change a thing, won't change a thing. Hubby had a buddy over, and he had not one, not two, but 3 pieces!! I will make sure I have the ingrediants on hand for this one. Super easy to make, in fact, my 8 year old daughter did most of it!!

Aug 09, 2010

I brought this to a BBQ and got great comments! Super easy too! I used 1/2 cup of each kind of chips in the batter and 1/2 cup of each kind of chips on top. I also used crunchy peanut butter and it turned out really well!

Sep 05, 2003

This is a EASY and delicious recipe! Next time I will put 1/4 cup of each of the chips for the topping and put the rest in the batter. Thanks! I really enjoyed making this and tasting was even better. :o)

Sep 24, 2005

This smells divine when you're making it! One thing, next time I will put it into a large cookie sheet (11x15) to make thinner bars. This was tall like cake.

Sep 04, 2002

I have made this cake many times. It is very like one from a magazine I subscribe to. Since my family does not like even peanuts or any crunchy thing in their baked goods, I put white chocolate chips in instead of peanuts. I keep getting rave reviews from my kids and hubby.

Jul 14, 2010

This is a nice cake for a change of pace when getting away from the all chocolate mind set. I love PB so this was right up my alley! Thank you for it.


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  • Calories
  • 306 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 220 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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