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Peanut Butter Lovers Swirl Cakes

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Peanut butter lovers will love these chocolate fudge-swirled loaf cakes loaded with their favorite chocolate and peanut butter combo.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ yellow cake mix
1
cup water
3
eggs
1/2
peanut butter cups
1/4
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup chocolate-flavor syrup

Toppings

3
tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
1
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons chocolate-flavor syrup
20
Reese's™ peanut butter cups miniatures, unwrapped, cut in half

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8x4-inch loaf pans with shortening; sprinkle with flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, eggs, 1/2 cup peanut butter and the butter with electric mixer on low 30 speed seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl.
  • 2 Remove 1/2 cup of the batter to medium bowl; stir in 1/2 cup chocolate syrup to make chocolate fudge batter.
  • 3 Spread half of the peanut butter batter evenly in loaf pans (one-fourth of batter in each pan). Spoon chocolate fudge batter onto center of peanut butter batter in pans. Spoon and spread remaining peanut butter batter evenly over pans. Swirl with knife in circular motion.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of each loaf comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans. Carefully turn pans upside down onto cooling rack to remove cakes. Cool 1 hour.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat 3 tablespoons peanut butter and 2 tablespoons milk with whisk until smooth. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. If necessary, gradually add additional 1 tablespoon milk until glaze is desired consistency. Divide glaze between 2 small bowls. In 1 bowl, stir in 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup until well blended. Drizzle peanut butter and chocolate glazes over cakes; sprinkle peanut butter cups over tops of cakes.

Expert Tips

This recipe makes 2 loaves of chocolate-peanut butter goodness; 1 for you and 1 for a friend. This makes a delicious gift for the peanut butter lover in your life.

To make this cake in a 13 x 9-inch pan, grease and flour pan as directed, then bake at 350°F for 32-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of each loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan for at least 2 hours, then frost and decorate as directed in step 5.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
20g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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