Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

How about a piece of warm, ooey-gooey chocolate peanut butter cake to make your day great? I have some for you right here and you can thank me later!

Seriously, though, this chocolate peanut butter cake recipe is one of my favorites. My little girl is a huge fan of everything chocolate and she loves this dessert so I always make it for her on special occasions. This cake has even made an appearance at a couple birthday parties in our family!

Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

This is the best chocolate peanut butter cake recipe ever. So moist, delicious and easy!

It seems like every family has their chocolate fans and their peanut butter lovers. How about you. Are you team chocolate or team peanut butter?

As I said, my daughter loves chocolate cake and so does my dad. My mom, on the other hand, is a midnight peanut butter thief. She loves nothing more than getting a big spoonful of peanut butter in the evenings to satisfy her sweet tooth.

I take the peanut butter love from my mom, and as I told you last week, my current favorite dessert in addition to this cake is my easy peanut butter pie.

This is the best chocolate peanut butter cake recipe ever. So moist, delicious and easy!

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Needless to say, this amazingly decadent chocolate peanut butter cake will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and then some.

The base cake is so moist, sweet and delicious that by the time you spread peanut butter over the warm cake it’s almost too good to be true.

But wait, you’re missing a layer. Next you’re going to POUR on a gorgeous chocolate icing. Just look at those delicious layers!

This is the best chocolate peanut butter cake recipe ever. So moist, delicious and easy!

The chocolate icing on this chocolate peanut butter cake reminds me a bit of a classic chocolate sheet cake. You’ll get that same sort of divine crackling at the top and the taste is out of this world.

This is the best chocolate peanut butter cake recipe ever. So moist, delicious and easy!

I think we all crave an over-the-top yummy dessert recipe every once in a while, and you know what, we all deserve special treats like that sometimes.

The next time you have an opportunity to treat your family to a really special dessert (especially suited for those chocolate and peanut butter fans), give my yummy chocolate peanut butter cake recipe a whirl.

I think you’re going to fall in love with it as much as my family has!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

This ooey-gooey chocolate peanut butter cake will satisfy your sweet tooth and then some!

Ingredients:

For the cake
  • 2 ¬†cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs, lighten beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the center
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar

Directions:

Directions for the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the sugar, flour and the baking soda and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine the butter, cocoa, eggs, buttermilk, water, and the vanilla. Over medium heat stirring occasionally, cook until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. While mixture is still hot, using a wooden spoon stir in the flour mixture in several intervals until smooth.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
For the center
  1. Stir together the peanut butter and the vegetable oil and spread evenly onto the cooled cake.
For the icing
  1. ¬†Over medium heat, cook the butter, cocoa and the buttermilk in a saucepan until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot but not yet boiling. Remove from heat, add the vanilla and stir. Then stir in the confectioner’s sugar a little at a time until well blended and smooth. Pour over the peanut butter topping while mixture is still hot. Cool completely.

This is the best chocolate peanut butter cake recipe ever. So moist, delicious and easy!