Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Have I told you about the tragic years of my life where I lived in a country that didn’t sell Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? What about my crazy environmentalist phase in middle school where I boycotted them because they had too much packaging? The moral of the story is, any day without Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is not as good as it could be. Do you hear that Taiwan? Get on board. Also, England, I’m side eyeing you right now. Unacceptable.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

This chocolate peanut butter gooey butter cake is pretty much a peanut butter cup in cake form. It follows exactly the same principle as our pumpkin spice gooey butter cake, we just change up the cast a bit. We’re using a chocolaty devil’s food cake mix in place of the spice cake, and peanut butter in place of the pumpkin.

The bottom layer is dense and crumbly and intensely chocolatey, and the top layer is soft and well, gooey. The peanut butter chocolate combo is unstoppable. My coworkers devoured it in a matter of hours. I even heard a couple of people just went at it with a fork during a director’s meeting. It’s really that good.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

I realize every culture has its favorite flavors and that diversity is beautiful, but I think the entire planet needs to get on board with the chocolate peanut butter combo. Let’s all make chocolate peanut butter gooey butter cake and get to work on world peace.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake
Serves 12
Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake is like a peanut butter cup in cake form. Just try to stop eating it.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
For the cake layer
  1. 1 package devil's food cake mix
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, melted
For the filling
  1. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, melted
  6. 16 ounces powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Beat together cake mix, egg, and melted butter for the cake layer in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer. Mix briefly until everything is moistened and starts to stick together.
  3. Press the cake layer into the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Set aside.
  4. For the filling, beat together cream cheese and peanut butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix again until smooth.
  5. Mix in the melted butter until smooth, and then turn your mixer down to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
  6. Pour the filling over the cake layer. Bake for 40 minutes. The center should still be a little wiggly.
  7. Allow the cake to cool and then stand back and watch your cake disappear.
Adapted from Paula Deen
Adapted from Paula Deen
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