Decadent ooey-gooey cake that everyone loves! If food is obscene, this is it! My son simply said, This is too good to be called cake. I hope you'll agree!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

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  • Spread chopped peanuts on the bottom of the baking pan.

  • Mix chocolate cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fold peanut butter cups into the cake batter. Pour over peanuts in the baking pan.

  • Mix 2 cups confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and peanut butter in another large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Drop tablespoonfuls of cream cheese mixture over cake batter in the baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add milk and cocoa powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in remaining 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Remove from heat and let glaze cool somewhat, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Pour glaze over baked cake; glaze will pool in cream cheese craters.

Editor's Note:

The directions for preparing the cake are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on box if using a different brand.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; 40.1 g total fat; 79 mg cholesterol; 560 mg sodium. 75.1 g carbohydrates; 11.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2017
This turned out ok. Way too many ingredients for a boxed cake. I had never made a volcano cake and had to Google a similar recipe to find out when to add the chocolate glaze. The recipe does not state whether to glaze the cake while it is still hot or wait until it is cooled. Even though I liked the peanut butter/cream cheese filling I thought the cake itself was on the dry side even after it was glazed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
make it a lava cake Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2017
This turned out ok. Way too many ingredients for a boxed cake. I had never made a volcano cake and had to Google a similar recipe to find out when to add the chocolate glaze. The recipe does not state whether to glaze the cake while it is still hot or wait until it is cooled. Even though I liked the peanut butter/cream cheese filling I thought the cake itself was on the dry side even after it was glazed. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
make it a lava cake Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2017
Everyone loved it! It's not too sweet so it makes a nice compliment to a big meal. Read More