Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

The fluffy creamy peanut butter frosting on this chocolate cake is a family favorite that will bring out the kid in you!

16
servings
35 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

1 2/3 cups sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

Frosting

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter softened

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour 2 (8- or 9-inch) square or round cake pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt to butter mixture alternately with 1 1/3 cups half & half, beating just until mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Place cream cheese, peanut butter and 2 tablespoons butter in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla and enough half & half for desired frosting consistency.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1 cake layer onto serving plate. Spread 1 cup frosting over top; top with second cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

Nutrition

510Calories
23Fat (mg)
85Cholesterol (mg)
380Sodium (mg)
72Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
7Protein (g)

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  May 13, 2017

Flavors were great, but my cake was quite dry. Followed recipe exactly. Excellent taste though!

— says Butterbean
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  April 16, 2017

This recipe was a huge hit in my house! I made it again today for Easter Sunday!

— says Kristen
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