Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

"I'm a chocoholic and my kids love peanut butter, so a sweet slice of this cake is a real treat for all of us. A boxed mix cuts down on preparation time for busy moms like me. -Fran Green, Linden, New Jersey"
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1 h servings
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using a 9-in. fluted tube pan. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the peanut butter and confectioners' sugar; beat until blended. Fold in whipped topping. Split cake in half horizontally; place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with the peanut butter mixture. Top with remaining cake. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. In a small heavy saucepan, bring cream to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Stir in chocolate chips; cook and stir until chocolate is melted. Refrigerate until spreadable. Frost top and sides of cake. Refrigerate until serving.

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The peanut butter filling alone deserves 5 stars! I am not sure how people can say "the cake was dry." Newsflash: It's a box cake! If your boxed cake is dry, you are doing something wrong. H...

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This did not turn out as great as I expected. It sounded like it would be a good recipe. However the cake turned out to be too dry. The flavor was okay but nothing special. I will probably not ...

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The peanut butter filling alone deserves 5 stars! I am not sure how people can say "the cake was dry." Newsflash: It's a box cake! If your boxed cake is dry, you are doing something wrong. H...

This cake turned out great! We love PB and chocolate together, so we just had to try this. And I loved using the melted chocolate chips and cream for the frosting. I will probably never use t...

I made this cake for my boyfriend's birthday last year, and it was phenomenal. The ganache kept the cake moist and the peanut butter filling wasn't too overpowering. I added some peanut butter...

I only made the filling from this recipe, so I can't judge the rest of it... However, the filling was PERFECT! Made a store-bought mix and used this filling in the middle, and it turned out grea...

Everyone loved this cake at my husband's birthday party. I substituted Nutella for the Peanut Butter (we had hazelnut flavored gelato to accompany the cake) and it worked well with the recipe.

absolutely fantastic! everyone loved every bite and was gone in a matter of 10 minutes at the pub (6 guys devouring it!) i split the cake into four layers and spread the peanut butter filling in...

I am staring the peanut butter mousse. WOW. I put it in the filling of a different chocolate layer cake with choc chips in it. Then covered the cake in choc glaze. People thought it was prof...

I only used half a package of cake mix and made a smaller version of the cake. I also put some of the peanut butter mixture on top of the cake before poring the ganache over it. It turned out am...

Excellent recipe. My whole family loves it. It was easy to make and delicious. I highly recommend it to anyone who love peanut butter and chocolate.

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