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 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.

You could also try these yummy cakes – Salted Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake Cake – Easy Glazed Chocolate Cake Donuts – White Chocolate Cake.

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

Print shopping list Preparation 10 mins Serves 12 adjust servings

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

Ingredients

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

For the Cake Construction

  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Cake
  • (Optional additions)
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini peanut butter cups
  • chopped peanuts
  • chocolate curls

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.

by Karyn Granrud

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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