Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake


Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake
55 Min
30 Min

We've poured rich chocolate ganache over layers of smooth, creamy peanut butter, and moist chocolate cake to make this easy dessert showstopper. It's what dreams are made of, which is why we call it our Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Cake!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (15-1/4-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanut butter cup candies

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat bottoms of 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Beat in sour cream. Divide batter evenly between prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes, then remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely. Slice each cake in half horizontally to make 4 layers.
  4. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, milk, and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Place 1 cake layer on platter and spread one-quarter of frosting on top. Repeat with remaining cake layers and frosting and finish with frosting on top; set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, place chocolate chips. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over chocolate chips and stir until mixture is smooth. Let cool 25 to 30 minutes in refrigerator, or until ganache begins to thicken. Pour ganache over cake and let drizzle down sides. Sprinkle with chopped candies and refrigerate 30 minutes, or until ready to serve.


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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 700
  • Calories from Fat 378
  • Total Fat 42g 65 %
  • Saturated Fat 19g 96 %
  • Trans Fat 0.3g 0 %
  • Protein 11g 23 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 52mg 17 %
  • Sodium 512mg 21 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 77g 26 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12 %
  • Sugars 56g 0 %

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I will be making this next week for my husband's 89th birthday. Instead of Ganache I will microwave a bottle of hot fudge sundae topping and spread on top to drip down sides of cake. I'll decorate with Whoppers and M Ms-his favorite.

I would love to make this for my peanut butter freak husband in that gorgeous bowl set. A win win for the both of us!!!

What an attractive presentation.

my husband would love this dessart

looks amazing

This looks delicious I would love to try and make this

This looks delicious! I will devour anything with chocolate and peanut butter.

Chocolate and peanut butter! Two classic flavors that always seem to work well together. Add that to an eye-appealing presentation and I don't see how you can go wrong!

Ganache and peanut butter - what could be better!

Sounds very rich.

This does look really good. My family loves peanut butter. I will definitely have to try this one.

Delicious! You can substitute sweetened condensed milk for the cream and make it even richer!!

If a recipe has ganache you know it's going to be a good recipe. Can't wait to make this.

Will be making this for work!

This will be my dessert I will bring to the holiday party! Can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!

I haven't tried this yet, but I printed out the recipe to try for an upcoming holiday party.


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