Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fun Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake is purely magical for lovers of chocolate and peanut butter. A moist and delicious chocolate cake is topped with a buttery and luscious peanut butter frosting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake

 

I love how the top of the cake looks covered in peanuts and chopped semi-sweet chocolate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake

The cake batter is made from all-purpose flour, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil, water, and finely chopped chocolate. With two types of chocolate, this cake is not lacking in chocolate flavor.

Incidentally, the cake batter itself is vegan (although the frosting is not). But if you needed to bake a vegan cake, this batter would be a good one to pair with another frosting.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake

The cake does bake up a little bit crumbly in texture, but not at all dry. But it is hard to eat without making a mess. You definitely can’t sneak a piece without leaving a trail. Β πŸ˜‰

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake

The peanut butter frosting is light and luscious and is not your typical buttercream frosting. It’s made from sugar, egg whites, peanut butter, and butter and it pairs perfectly with the cake.

If you’re looking for a chocolate-peanut butter dessert, this cake has fun written all over it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake

Never miss a recipe. Follow Spicy Southern Kitchen on Pinterest and Instagram.

Sign up HERE for the Spicy Southern Kitchen Newsletter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake
Print
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fun Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fun Cake is purely magical for lovers of chocolate and peanut butter. A moist and delicious chocolate cake is topped with a buttery and luscious peanut butter frosting.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 334 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
Cake Batter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt or 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate (3 1/2 ounces)
Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup egg whites (2 large egg whites)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1/4-inch cubes, chilled
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Add oil, vanilla extract and 1 1/4 cups water and stir until smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped chocolate.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool completely in pan.
  5. To make frosting, combine sugar and egg whites in a medium metal bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Continuously whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture is hot to the touch, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Transfer mixture to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and beat with whisk attachment until cool and thick, about 5-6 minutes.
  7. Beat in vanilla extract and then peanut butter.
  8. With mixer on medium-high, add butter pieces a few at a time. Beat until butter is completely incorporated. Add a pinch of salt.
  9. Run a knife around edges of cake and turn it out onto a plate or cake stand. Peel parchment paper off and top with frosting, chopped chocolate, and peanuts.
Recipe Notes

Store airtight at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fun Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 334
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Slightly adapted from Epicurious.

More Chocolate and Peanut Butter Favorites

Banana-Peanut Butter Fritters

Banana Peanut Butter Fritters

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Dessert - 4 delicious layers!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Dessert

13 thoughts on “Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fun Cake

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *