Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting

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15 min.
90 min.
15 Servings

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.


  • 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
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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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Wonderful Frosting

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.

- Robin Arnold from Junction City, AR

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosti

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.

- Leslee Green from Tucson, AZ

ummm good

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

- Tonya Mcclatchen from Jackson, TN

GOOD Baby Ruth Cake

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.

- MARGIE JAMES from Pell City, AL


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

- kathy bohlman from GRAND FORKS, ND

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/15 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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