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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a chocolate layer cake and a center of peanut butter cookie dough and topped with peanut butter frosting.

All homemade Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake with a cookie dough center.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a chocolate layer cake and a center of peanut butter cookie dough and topped with peanut butter frosting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This cake has been on my mind since January. You see, my husband is a HUGE peanut butter and chocolate fan! He Love, love, loves it! So, this was ultimately his very belated birthday cake. And what a cake it was!

Decadent Chocolate Cake with a two cup disk of peanut butter cookie dough sandwiched in the middle. Then I made a peanut butter frosting and added mini chocolate chips to the outside.  It turned out wonderful!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a chocolate layer cake and a center of peanut butter cookie dough and topped with peanut butter frosting.

I was taking photos of the cake around noon and offered my husband a slice. He usually passes on my dessert or just takes a small bite, but for this cake, he got a fork and a glass of Ice Wine and just devoured it! He commented that he had a mouth-gasim! Or was it mouthgasmic? Either way, I’m pretty sure he enjoyed it. This cake turned out even better than I ever expected. We didn’t sing Happy Birthday and there were no candles for Mr. Quart, but he loved his cake. You have got to try this combination!

I was torn between a chocolate frosting and a peanut butter one, but I sure am convinced that made the right choice!

I was so proud of myself when I sliced into this cake to see this perfect center of cookie dough. I had never done this before, but I think from now on, this is the only way I’m going to “frost” the center of a cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a chocolate layer cake and a center of peanut butter cookie dough and topped with peanut butter frosting.

To slice the perfect piece of cake, place the entire cake in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Then immediately slice. I don’t think I’ve ever cut a cake and had it turn out this perfect before. Cheers for Karyn!!

Now, make this cake and serve it up with a sweet dessert wine or a big glass of milk!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a chocolate layer cake and a center of peanut butter cookie dough and topped with peanut butter frosting.

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This recipe is part three of a three part series including the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and Chocolate Cake recipes.

Simple Chocolate Cake with a layer of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough in the middle and then topped with peanut butter frosting. Mmmm! So good!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Rich chocolate cake stands up to the peanut butter cookie dough center and frosting.

Preparation 10 mins
Total Time 0:10
Serves 12     adjust servings
1 review

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2-5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

For the Cake Construction

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until smooth. Gradually add in milk and powdered sugar.
  2. Place one chocolate cake on a cake platter. Add the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and top with second chocolate cake. Frost cake with an offset spatula and decorate as desired.
  3. Add mini chocolate chips or mini peanut butter cups.
  4. Serve with a tall glass of milk.

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Recipe Notes

The cake pictured was made in 6 inch round pans and the cookie dough was formed in a 6 inch springform pan. The recipes make a full 9 inch cake. If you reduce the pan size, you will have leftover cake batter to make about 10 cupcakes.

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Emily

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

I am crazy about this recipe. I love it. So. Muuuuuch. that it hurts. I've made it three times, following the instructions to the letter, but I never seem to have as much cookie dough in the middle as you do. Any suggestions?

Karyn Granrud

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Thanks so much! I'm so glad that you love it! What size pan are you baking the cake in? For this post, I made the cake and the center PB cookie dough in 6-inch pans. If you are making a larger diameter cake, it would make sense that your center wouldn't be as thick. If you need the larger cake, and want that big center, I'd suggest making more cookie dough. Hope that helps.

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