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Peanut Crunch Cake

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars

"'Here's a recipe that dresses up a plain old box cake mix,' says Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut. 'Peanut butter and chocolate chips add fun, yummy flavor to this yellow cake.'"
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cake mix, peanut butter and brown sugar on low speed until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup. Add water, eggs and oil to remaining crumb mixture; blend on low until moistened. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup each chocolate and peanut butter chips. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Combine peanuts, reserved crumb mixture and the remaining chips; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely.


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I've been enjoying for a long time, but this is the first time I've HAD to write a recipe review. This super easy cake recipe is wonderful! My kids can't stay out of it, and my hu...

I've made this one a couple times, and it's always a hit. I made it "as is" initially, and have played with the peanut butter quantity, as well as switching up the chips. I have one in the ove...

I did an ingredient search since I had a cake mix that needed to be used and I wanted something with peanut butter. This was easy to mix together and was ready in no time. The flavor is good a...

This cake was SOOOOO good! I made it into individual cakes, layered with chocolate mousse in between & iced with chocolate ganache. Delish!

Our 5-year-old nephew absolutely loved this cake. We left out the peanuts, which probably misses the whole point since there was no "crunch," but to the 5-year-old set, this was the "best, best...

Pretty good, had a taste for PB and wanted to use up a yellow cake mix that I had.

Made exactly per directions; I thought it was a bit dry... it was a hit at work though, good peanut butter flavor.

Yummy used more chips than recipe called for topped this with Caramel Frosting VI found in all recipes what a combination.

I made this in cupcake form for a baseball themed wedding shower. This represented "salted nuts" and it was a HUGE success! I did not even taste it prior to taking it because I was running late ...