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Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

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!

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35 min
Prep Time
1 hr 45 min
Total Time



1 2/3 cups sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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


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 extract

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 into 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 (1 serving)

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