Rating: 4.5 stars
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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!

Recipe Summary

50 mins
5 mins
1 hr 15 mins
20 mins
1 9x13-inch baking pan


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


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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

677 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 75.1g; fat 40.1g; cholesterol 78.7mg; sodium 560.1mg. Full Nutrition