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Peanut Chocolate Cake

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"Field editor Iola Engle from Bella Vista, Arkansas recommends a mouth-watering layer cake with peanut butter frosting. It's luscious!' she says."
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55 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and brown sugar; beat in eggs, chocolate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream.
  2. Gradually beat in water. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, cream the butter, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth; set aside. Split each cake into two layers. Place a bottom layer on a serving plate; spread with about 1/2 cup frosting.
  4. Repeat layers twice. Top with the remaining cake. Frost top and sides of cake. Gently press peanuts into sides of cake.


  • Reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.


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This was my first from-scratch cake ever and boy was it a huge success!! My husband's first comment was that it was the best cake he'd ever eaten! It was gobbled up so quickly and everyone was o...

i'm giving this 5 stars because it's the best homemade cake i have made. it's very very moist.the changes i made was i used cake flour instead of all purpose used coffee instead of water and uns...

I made this for a friend/co-worker's birthday; it was very good, and I do quite a bit of baking. The cake was very moist and flavourful. I don't have any 9" pans so I used three 8" pans instead ...

I made this cake for some co-workers and they just loved it. You can't go wrong with this cake and the frosting is to die for. I added a chocolate glaze over the peanut butter frosting what more...

I made this a bithday cake for someone who liked reeses cups. And everybody loved it, I did not put the peanuts on because all I could smell was the peanut butter. And they all said it was decad...

Absolutely addictive! I love this recipe, in the cake I replaced 1/4c of flour with cocoa and like some others suggested I used cold coffee instead of water. For the frosting I only used about...

This was excellent. The only thing I changed is used part coffee and part water. Instead of peanuts I used chopped up peanut butter cups. It wasn't to chocolatly which was a nice change. I m...

I gave this 4 stars only because I had to cut the sugar down to 3 cups. I learnt the hard way and wasted a whole batch ... but in the end it was a HUGE hit!

I did not make but I am rating this recipe based on the frosting..which was AMAZING! Creamy, wonderful texture and perfect tasting...