Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

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Recipe: #2926

November 21, 2011

"A great combination of flavors. Chocolate and peanut butter. If you do not want to make the cake from scratch, you can use a chocolate box cake and follow the directions on making the cake."

Original is 20-25 servings
  • CAKE


  • Serving Size: 1 (142.9 g)
  • Calories 540.4
  • Total Fat - 21.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8 g
  • Cholesterol - 39.7 mg
  • Sodium - 252.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 85.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 72.3 g
  • Protein - 7.6 g
  • Calcium - 62 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Grease and flour a 13x9x2 inch baking pan;set aside.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, Crisco, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Step 4

Add the eggs and beat for another minute.

Step 5

In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.

Step 6

Add dry ingredients alternately with milk into the butter mixture; blend well.

Step 7

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes until wooden tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 8

Remove cake from oven and cool on a wire rack. Frost cake and decorate with chocolate curls.

Step 9

Peanut Butter Frosting:

Step 10

In a mixer bowel, using the whisk attachment beat the butter and peanut butter for 3-5 minutes on medium to high speed. This is an important step. The butter and peanut butter must be well incorporated.

Step 11

On low speed, add the powder sugar, vanilla, and cream until confectioners’ sugar is blended in. Beat on high for 2 more minutes.(If mixture seems to be too crumbly, add a tiny bit more cream, but not too much. You do not want the frosting to be soft or runny. If this happens, add a little more confectioners’ sugar). Ice the cake.

Step 12

(Optional) To make chocolate curls: Using a potato peeler, peel along the side of 1 bar of semi-sweet chocolate onto a sheet of foil. Make the curls into small pieces; long, short, or thick as you like. Set the foil of chocolate curls into the refrigerator to chill thoroughly. When they have chilled, sprinkle the curls over the top of the frosting.


No special items needed.

13 Reviews


We love cake and this one in particular . The frosting is exactly what this cake needs to complete it. Truly moist and delicious!


review by:
(18 Dec 2019)


Moist and delicious, and the frosting is a match made in heaven! Yum!


review by:
(4 Mar 2019)


Moist cake that has a nice chocolate taste and the frosting is splendid! This gave me my peanut butter fix and chocolate fix all at once!


review by:
(27 Sep 2013)


Moist chocolately flavors in the cake along with peanut butter frosting that will knock your socks off! Deliciousss! I just used the frosting on another cake from here (July 2014)and the cake was so delicious with this frosting on top!


review by:
(5 Aug 2013)


If you want to make something to feed and really please a crowd, make this cake. I should have made two because only crumbs were left. I am glad I grabbed a piece before it was gone! We really loved the peanut butter frosting. It made the cake extra special!


review by:
(4 Jul 2013)


Chocolate and PB lovers BEWARE, this cake is addicting!!! What a great tasting cake this is!


(25 Jun 2013)

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