Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cake


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

1 -13x9 inch sheet cake


  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 3 eggs


  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (per serving)

328 Calories
13g Fat
47g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 328
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 92mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.