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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting
Makes:
15
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
90
minutes
based on
51 reviews
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting is the perfect combination. This recipe works great with left over holiday candy, and by using chocolate cake mix, is a snap to make.

In this recipe:



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Ingredients:

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 (2.1 oz ea) NESTLÉ BABY RUTH Candy Bars, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 large egg yolks

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions, adding peanut butter before mixing. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

PLACE chopped Baby Ruth and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until Baby Ruth is melted. Combine evaporated milk, sugar, coconut, peanuts and egg yolks in medium bowl. Add to Baby Ruth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes; stir.

FROST cake with Baby Ruth frosting. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful Frosting

    Robin Arnold from Junction City, AR

    The frosting on this cake is wonderful. I made it for guest and it was a big hit. The cake was a little dry to me. The frosting is also wonderful topping for ice-cream.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosti

    Leslee Green from Tucson, AZ

    Thought the cake was tasty, but a bit dry and crumbly. I would probably leave the peanut butter out of the cake. Frosting was good, but very difficult to slice.

  •  Star(s)

    ummm good

    Tonya Mcclatchen from Jackson, TN

    This is an exceptional recipe....really enjoyed will make again

  •  Star(s)

    GOOD Baby Ruth Cake

    MARGIE JAMES from Pell City, AL

    The cake was very good but alittle crumbly. I loved the icing. Good combination of flavors. I didn't put the coconut in it, because I don't like it. But will add next time because my husband does.

  •  Star(s)

    CAN'T STAY AWAY!

    kathy bohlman from GRAND FORKS, ND

    This is a scrumptious cake. You could put any frosting on this cake. The cake is very good alone. BUT, you "must" try this frosting. Easy to make. It will be one of my favorite recipes from now on. Thank you

  •  Star(s)

    What a hit!

    Janken Daniels from TEMPLETON, MA

    This cake was a hit with my 13 year old son and his friends. They all want me to make it again the next time they come over.I also had a coupke of mom's call for the recipe! It was very easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    wonderful dessert!

    Krista Strain from ROCHESTER, MN

    This is one of the best cake recipes I've come across. The flavors are exceptional, and your house smells awesome when it's cooking. Very easy to make. The peanut butter flavor in the cake is just perfect. This is one recipe I'll be sharing.

  •  Star(s)

    best cake ever

    Gail Dunn from FLAT ROCK, MI

    I MADE THIS CAKE FOR MY HUSBANDS BIRTHDAY AND HE WOULDN'T LET ANYONE ELSE HAVE A PIECE AFTER HE TASTED IT. I HAD TO BAKE ANOTHER ONE. I WILL BE MAKING THIS CAKE OFTEN!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake

    Cheryl Ervin from Bradford, PA

    If you are a Peanut Butter lover You will not be able to resist a second piece.

  •  Star(s)

    Amazing Cake

    LAURA SWINDLE from MANTACHIE, MS

    I made this cake for my mother-in-laws birthday because Baby Ruth's are her favorite candy bar. She was crazy about the cake! This is one of the best tasting and moist cakes I have ever made. I will definitely be making this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Rich & Delicious

    Maggie from Omaha from Omaha, NE

    This was an awesome recipe! Much more rich than I expected so I ended up cutting the pieces 'brownie' sized. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe when I took it to work. When you look at the ingredients, you know it is going to be sweet...but it is so simple to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Choc. peanut butter cake w/ Baby Ruth frosting

    Kerri Hildebrandt from Big Bear Lake, CA

    Wow! This cake is really rich and declicious. I made it for my mom's birthday and the entire family absolutely loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    This cake is really good. The frosting is just wonderful and everytime I make it the family loves it.

  •  Star(s)

    good

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    I found this a little too sweet but a great idea.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosti

    Phyllis Minich from BUTLER, PA

    Wow. This is awesome. Everyone loved it. I will be making this again. Everyone of the women asked for the recipe. Sinfully delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate-peanut butter cake

    SHELLY EIDE from NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX

    This was Great and Very Very Easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    UMMMMM,

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    this is one of the best cake I have ever made and eaten. It just melts in your mouth, and is so very moist.

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect Birthday Cake

    Claire Nettles from CLINTON, MS

    I made this cake for my dad's birthday. The combination of chocolate and peanutbutter made the cake wonderful. The baby ruth frosting was the perfect combination to "soften" the chocolate flavor. I used a dark chocolate cake mix and it was very good. My dad loved the cake and is going to share it with his co-workers.

  •  Star(s)

    CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER CAKE

    NANCY ROTEN from Millers Creek, NC

    I BAKED THIS CAKE AND I THINK IT IS ONE OF THE BEST CAKES I HAVE EVER BAKED. VERY GOOD FLAVOR. IWILL BE BAKING THIS CAKE AGAIN THANKS SO MUCH.

  •  Star(s)

    DELICIOUS

    B RAMSEY from QUEEN CREEK, AZ

    I made to take to a Christmas get together - they all loved so much and wanted the recipe. The cake was COMPLETELY GONE with time to go home. Next time I will make a double batch.

  •  Star(s)

    SINFULLY GOOD

    DA ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THIS IS SINFULLY DELICIOUS. BETCHA CAN'T HAVE JUST ONE SERVING.

  •  Star(s)

    chocolate-peanut butter cake baby ruth frosting

    judy logsdon from munfordville, KY

    We really enjoyed this recipe, My children loved the candy bar frosting! This recipe was so easy too make I know I'll be making it again, there was nothing left for my husband too take too work!

  •  Star(s)

    A Winner

    Janine Ostrowsky from PARKLAND, FL

    I made this cake for my son's birthday. It was a big winner in my house. I sifted the cake mix first and then added an extra 1/4 of a cup of peanut butter to the mix. It was delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Very good

    Mary Foster from SAINT FRANCISVILLE, LA

    I must have overcooked the frosting, as it was difficult to cut serving pieces without the icing from the surrounding pieces coming with it. The flavor of the cake was delicious and the texture very moist.

  •  Star(s)

    Loved the Icing!

    Adriene Neal from SUWANEE, GA

    My family couldn't stop and even asked me to make this icing as an ice cream topping! It's wonderful!

  •  Star(s)

    Choco-Peanut Butter Cake w/ baby ruth frosting

    Mary Williams from Springdale, AR

    Very rich and moist cake. A must try. Good for all ages!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosti

    Cindy LeBlanc from Baton Rouge, LA

    My Pokeno group loved it and so did my family. It passed the test with all A's!!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    THE BEST

    MJ Bryant from Greenfield, Indiana

    Have made this cake for family birthdays and use their favorite candy bar for the icing---only had a problem with Hershey----Milky Way and Nestle Crunch were great----going to try Snickers on the next one---also added 1/4 c more Peanut Butter-----EXCELLENT

  •  Star(s)

    Scrumptious....An Absolute Winner!!

    Joney Quan from Piti, Guam (U.S.A.)

    This recipe was an absolute winner with my family and friends at work. The only thing I couln't figure out was why didn't anyone notice that I put peanut butter in the cake mix. I suppose they were too busy indulging themselves in the delicious frosting. Once again, AN ABSOLUTE WINNER.

  •  Star(s)

    Family loved it

    Alda Clark from Singer, LA

    I made this cake for a family reunion. I had an empty pan to take home, everyone loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Cholocate-peanut butter cake

    Glenda Jaks from Houston, TX

    I just made this cake and it is great. It is great warm and I can't wait untill it cools off.

  •  Star(s)

    Absolutely Magnificent

    Brenda Brubeck from

    I made this and took it to work and had to fight people off of it so it could be shared by everyone. It was easy to make and so delicious. You could also use the frosting to pour over ice cream for a yummy topping or even over pound cake. The possibilities are endless.

  •  Star(s)

    Not a keeper

    sylvia laginess from garden city michigan

    The cake fell apart it was too crumbly and the frosting had way to many nuts it would have been better without the dry roasted nuts.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Cake Mix, OK frosting

    Melissa from Sacramento, CA

    The cake was very good. Moist and tasty. The peanut butter added a lot of flavor to the mix. I didn't care for the frosting as much and that is what required the most work. I will definitely make the cake again, but will probably make a pecan type of frosting or even a regular chocolate frosting.

  •  Star(s)

    baby ruth cake

    Shannon Jester from Baltimore, MD

    Yum Yum. That's all I have to say about this cake.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake

    Eloyce Moffat from Smoot, WY

    I made this cake for a family reunion. Everyone loved it. I'm sure I'll be making this one again. Chocolate and Peanut butter are always a big hit at our home.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!

    Laura from Ham Lake, MN

    This cake is absolutely delicious and easy to make. Everyone at my house could not stop eating it and it was gone within a couple of days!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    James from KY

    This is the perfect cake for a change of pace. The family loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    A Giant Hit!

    Debra from North Dakota

    This cake is better than the "Better than sex cake!" The frosting is like taking German Chocolate frosting to a whole new level, and I found if you use the OLD FASHIONED CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER with the oil on top, in the cake mix, it is even more moist! Love It!

  •  Star(s)

    This Cake is Wonderful

    Dani Ross from Quanah, TX

    This cake turned out very moist and delicious! The frosting was wonderful and my family absolutely loved it! It will be a regular at our house.

  •  Star(s)

    GREAT

    rich rob from buffalo, NY

    My family loved it down to the crumbs ,(hint) when making be sure to prepare 2.

  •  Star(s)

    Oh So Good!

    Teresa from LUFKIN, TX

    My kids couldn't keep their fingers out of the frosting. I will be making this again.

  •  Star(s)

    ok by me

    Louis Fennig from New Berlin, WI

    We like that it is not too complicated-the ingredients are not too many and it tastes great!

  •  Star(s)

    sinful! sinful!

    DENISE GILMORE from SPFLD, OH

    This cake is soooo good you could eat the whole thing, so make two.

  •  Star(s)

    not so good

    elaine welch from yonkers

    Not something I would make again. The frosting was pretty good, but I found the cake part to be dry. I made this to bring to a dinner at my sister in-laws and no one was to excited about this one. I see a lot of good reviews on this, but for me a 3.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome!

    Bernadette from Miami

    I brought this cake to a church social and it was devoured in no time! It was so delicious and yet very easy to make. Just wait until you taste the frosting! I'll be serving this again for sure!

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good!

    Heather Morris from Aurora, CO

    This cake was excellent! People at work who had next day cake said it was evily delicious! I was a bit concerned on how it was going to turn out because my frosting wasn't getting thick so instead of refrigerating it, I froze and it turned out perfect! This is a hit of a recipe!!!

  •  Star(s)

    OH BABY!

    Erin from Midland, Texas, U.S.A

    This tasted awesome! Everyone in my family kept on sneaking back into the kitchen to get a piece! Extremely addictive.

  •  Star(s)

    wow

    shari forman from toronto canada, On

    Tt tasted very good with Baby Ruth frosting. Your kids will like it to with there friends from school.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW

    Rebekah Versha from Louisiana

    I made this for a church gathering and Boy was it a hit!!!!Thanks for a great keeper!!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/15 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 15 

  • Calories: 580
  • Calories from Fat: 330
  • Total Fat: 36g (56% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 12g (59% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg (30% of DV)
  • Sodium: 500mg (21% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 59g (20% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% of DV)
  • Sugars: 41g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 (2.1 oz ea) NESTLÉ BABY RUTH Candy Bars, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 large egg yolks

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions, adding peanut butter before mixing. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

PLACE chopped Baby Ruth and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until Baby Ruth is melted. Combine evaporated milk, sugar, coconut, peanuts and egg yolks in medium bowl. Add to Baby Ruth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes; stir.

FROST cake with Baby Ruth frosting. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

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