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Gooey Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 20
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Inspired by southern butter cakes, this delight is blessed with lots of butter and made easily with a foolproof cake mix.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil's food cake mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons milk
1
egg
1
cup peanut butter chips (from 10-oz bag)
1/2
cup chopped roasted peanuts
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup peanut butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
3 3/4
cups powdered sugar
Hot fudge topping, if desired
Chopped peanuts, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 13x9-inch pan with baking spray with flour (do not use dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, mix cake mix, butter, milk and 1 egg with spoon until dough forms. Spoon into pan. Place plastic wrap on dough; press evenly in pan. Remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle dough with peanut butter chips and peanuts.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla and 3 eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar on low speed. Pour mixture over chocolate mixture in pan; spread evenly.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until topping is set and deep golden brown. Cool at least 30 minutes to serve warm, or cool completely. When cutting serving pieces, wipe knife with paper towel after cutting each row. Top each piece with hot fudge topping and chopped peanuts. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Southern cooks have been making ooey-gooey butter cakes for generations. This version uses popular chocolate and peanut butter flavors.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
32g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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