Rating: 4.35 stars
82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

Chocolate and peanut butter are the flavors marbled together in this marble cake recipe.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 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). With a non-stick cooking spray, coat a 13X9X2 inch baking pan. Dust with flour and set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, stir together the cocoa, confectioners' sugar, butter and 2 tablespoons hot water until smooth and set aside.

  • In microwavable bowl, place peanut butter chips and shortening. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.

  • In large bowl, combine cake mix, brown sugar, 1-1/4 cups water, eggs and reserved melted peanut butter mixture; beat on low speed of electric mixer until moistened. Increase speed to medium, beat 2 minutes until smooth. Remove 1-1/2 cups of the batter and add it to the reserved cocoa mixture; blend well.

  • Pour the peanut butter flavored batter into the prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate batter on top. Swirl with a knife or spatula for a marbled effect.

  • Bake at 350 degree F (175 degrees C) for 40 to 45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and frost as desired.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fat 12.7g; cholesterol 44.2mg; sodium 314.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (89)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
This is a great recipe. I substituted creamy peanut butter for the peanut butter chips and it still came out fantastic. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
This cake was very dry. I may have done something wrong because other reviewers really loved it. I didn't like it at all but some other people at the picnic said it was pretty good. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
This is a great recipe. I substituted creamy peanut butter for the peanut butter chips and it still came out fantastic. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
This cake is SO GOOD! I made 2 round layers with peanut butter frosting and mini chocolate chips on top and in between the layers. For the frosting I used pre-made cream cheese frosting mixed with natural peanut butter. I also used natural peanut butter in the recipe instead of peanut butter chips. Everyone at my husbands birthday party said it tasted just like a Reeses peanut butter cup - yum! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2003
I made this for my Dad's birthday and it was a hit! He requested a peanut butter chocolate cake...and this is what I thought would work. It's definitly peanut butter chocolatey..and VERY MOIST! One suggestion...since it doesn't call for a certain frosting...I would recommend adding butter cream frosting to another peanutbutter-chip-and-shortning-mixture. Then after you frost it..sprinkle chocolate chips and your leftover peanut butter chips on top. That's what I did. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
Excellent. I made this for my son's birthday, at his request. The cake is moist and dense - just the way we like it. I baked it in a bundt pan for 1 hour, frosted with pb frosting and decorated with mini choc chips and chopped peanut butter cups. Thanks for the recipe - I see a repeat in our future. ;) Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
This cake is wonderful! I substituted 1 cup creamy peanut butter for the pb chips and shortening. I baked it in a bundt pan at 350 degrees for one hour and served it with the Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting recipe from this site. Moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Hmm.. this was a keeper! My hubby couldn't find just peanut butter chips so he got the Toll House chocolate and peanutbutter chips. This was fabulous. Oh be careful b/c water is not listed on the ingredients but is listed in the recipe. I had to add water after dividing the chocolate and peanutbutter parts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
This recipe is awesome!! I will definitely be making it again. It has a great flavor and is nice and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
I made this for a friend. She gave it 5 stars! With Butter Cream store bought frosting I added melted peanut butter chips with a dab of shortening mixed them together and had a peanut butter cream frosting! Yummy! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
Oh my goodness. If you are a peanut butter and chocolate lover this is the cake for you. I followed the recipe with a couple of changes based on previous reviews. I used a cup of peanut butter for the chips and added a cup of semisweet chocolate chips to batter. I cooked it in a heavy bundt pan for 50 mins. Cake is so moist. I used the satiny chocolate glaze to which I added 1/4 cup peanut butter. It is pretty rich with these changes but oh so good. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
This cake was very dry. I may have done something wrong because other reviewers really loved it. I didn't like it at all but some other people at the picnic said it was pretty good. Read More
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