Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting

Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting
Makes:
12
servings
Prep Time:
30
minutes
Total Time:
70
minutes
based on 87 reviews
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This yummy Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting blends two favorite flavors in one treat. It will quickly become a favorite!

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixer bowl. Add milk, water, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract; blend until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle 1/3 cup morsels over each cake.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting.

FOR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
remaining morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Beat cream cheese, melted morsels, vanilla extract and salt in small mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.


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Tina Miller from LEBANON, NJ

I made this cake twice in one week for two different occassions- both times it received rave reviews. The cake was moist and the icing was delicious. However, I might consider switching the mixture of peanut butter and chocolate chips for plain pb chips for a subtle change. A few said the mixture for the icing had a mocha flavor, though no one complained about it. A new one for my repetoire of recipes...

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  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Julie Seltenhammer from Calgary, AA

    A beautiful perfectly rich cake for all ages!

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    Rich and Yummy Cake

    Carol Elting from Clinton, Utah

    Loved this cake, it was wonderful! My son-in-law said it was the best cake he's ever eaten. I had a little trouble finding the Nestle Toll House Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels. Today I saw them on sale and bought 3 packages for future baking and eating pleasure.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy to make

    Kenyon Macali from Ballston Spa, NY

    I made this cake for my mother-in-law's birthday. It was so good and easy to make. Only problem I had was when I took the cakes out of the pans, many of the morsels stayed on the pan. Like they sunk and melted to the pan. Maybe I took it out of the pan too early? But I would def. make again!!

  •  Star(s)

    A new favorite

    Tina Miller from LEBANON, NJ

    I made this cake twice in one week for two different occassions- both times it received rave reviews. The cake was moist and the icing was delicious. However, I might consider switching the mixture of peanut butter and chocolate chips for plain pb chips for a subtle change. A few said the mixture for the icing had a mocha flavor, though no one complained about it. A new one for my repetoire of recipes...

  •  Star(s)

    Kids Love Cupcakes

    ann timmer from ,

    This recipe made into cupcakes were a BIG hit at a recent kid birthday bash. I sprinkled crushed peanuts over the top. WARNING: check with guests parents ahead of time to make sure no children have peanut allergies.

  •  Star(s)

    Nice change from just chocolate

    M. Carmen Mitra from San Diego, CA

    Had a peanut butter chocolate cake a couple of years ago for one of my granddaughters birthday that her aunt had made. It was so fantastic! Now with this recipe, I can make one hopefully as good as her aunt made. No competition, just a compliment to her great baking skills.

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    Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Fros

    Beverly Liger from YOUNGSTOWN, NY

    My favorite chocolate cake, now even better with peanut butter added. I have been asked to make it again for a grandchild's birthday this coming month.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cake and Peanut Butter Lover Frosting

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    This cake is very easy to make and very delicious to eat. My family love chocolate and peanut Butter together. Went I make this cake they said it was awesome they love it. I will definatey be makeing this again.

  •  Star(s)

    A nice change from plain ol' chocolate

    Y Lewis from TX

    Chocolate is great but this was really nice for an office full of women who live for the stuff. Chocolate but with a change.

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    Love the combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butte

    Linda Wilkes from ALTOONA, PA

    The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a classic. My kids make a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for my birthday every year. This one was great, and easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Perfect

    Ashley Royal-Grise from Goodyear, AZ

    This cake recipe is the very best I've tried. I live in the desert and made no alterations to it, and it still turned out moist, fluffy, light and delicious!!! It is flavor saturated. Definitely beats any store bought mix available! A++

  •  Star(s)

    Big Hit!!!

    Sherri Fentress from NEWARK, DE

    I made this recipe for a birthday gathering at work, and everyone loved it! It was easy to make, and the icing (the best part) was surprisingly light. I will definitely be making this again!

  •  Star(s)

    Wow! Amazing!

    Joanna Mong from Surrey, BC

    This is probably the most moist and decadent chocolate cake ever. I simply love this recipe. Instead of baking two 9 inch cakes I just made 10 inch bundt cake and smothered it in chocolate frosting. I used this recipe to make an Easter themed cake; decorating it with "grass" (green icing), candy eggs and sugar cookie bunnies. The family really enjoyed it... I will definitely be baking this cake again.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cake W/ Peanut butter frosting

    angi voris from wesley chapel, FL

    This is an awesome cake. My family loves chocolate and Peanut butter together. I really enjoy the recipes and information on the website. Keep up the good work

  •  Star(s)

    To-Die-4

    Amanda Ponsot from FORT WAYNE, IN

    I made this cake with a good friend of mine and we ate the entire thing with in one day. It was AMAZING!

  •  Star(s)

    Extremely Yummy!

    bonnie ceplina from PLOVER, WI

    I took this cake to a family party and everyone loved it! I had been in a hurry to make it and forgot to sprinkle the chips on the batter but it turned out fantastic anyway. This is a very rich cake. Have lots of milk on hand.

  •  Star(s)

    variation

    Carol Kaminskas from Hudson, OH

    This cake is so moist..If you want to make it lighter try substituting applesauce for oil! it still turns out great!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate & peanut butter lover!

    KAREN HUGHES from BRIDGEWATER, NJ

    Yum! Excellent cake. I've also used the frosting in other cake recipes. So good!

  •  Star(s)

    yummy frosting

    theresa rudolph from SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX

    Yesterday was my boyfriend's birthday and he loves chocolate and peanut butter so i searched the site and made this frosting for his birthday cake. It was fast and pretty easy and had a mellow peanut butter flavor. It was a hit!

  •  Star(s)

    absolutely delicious

    Linda Armstrong from MOUNT CARMEL, TN

    My family loved this recipe. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a classic. The cake was gone in just a few hours. I will definitely make this cake again.

  •  Star(s)

    ohh this is good!

    Rhonda Hall from RAVENSWOOD, WV

    Very, very rich cake. Easy to make. I even screwed up a little and it came out great! Might have to save this one for a special occasion it is just so rich.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious and Easy

    Tracie Reed from WARM SPRINGS, VA

    This cake was easy to make. It makes a beautiful presentation. I made it for a Church meal, and the cake plate was empty. Everyone loved it. It is a rich cake. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you will love this cake.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    Mary-Jo Canuel from WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA

    My boyfriend loves peanut butter and chocolate, so I decided to make him this cake. He just loved it. Said it was a 2 thumbs up! Was very easy to make. The frosting is delicious and goes very well with the cake.

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Chocolaate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Mil

    Sue Peltz from ADAMSTOWN, MD

    WOW!!! Can't get much better...this is unbelievably GREAT. Big hit in my house!

  •  Star(s)

    Make a great impression

    MARY LOU BABIN-Branch from Midway City, Ca

    I made this cake for the special occasion of having my husband's family over for dinner. I had wanted to make a good impression and knew his family enjoyed fresh baked foods, and that he liked both chocolate and peanut butter. What a good impression it made. Everyone had seconds and I received so many compliments!. The cake is easy to make and the frosting is so very tempting, not all of it gets on the cake - you'll find quite a few spoon lickers!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Janken Daniels from TEMPLETON, MA

    My son wanted this for his family birthday party. I was wonderful and we had requests for the recipe. I'll be making this again soon.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Cake!

    Sadia Maqsood from BRONX, NY

    Best homemade Chocolate cake that i've ever baked.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!!

    Phoebe Albretsen from Seaside, CA

    I made this with my 4 year old son, it was fun for us to make this. My husband normally scrapes off the frosting on cakes, but he commented that the frosting was really great (and he ate it too!).

  •  Star(s)

    Super Cake ..Yummy Frosting

    Bonnie Postma from DEMOTTE, IN

    The cake was very good ,and the the frosting was to die for..Made a big inpression on friends

  •  Star(s)

    Good for any occasion

    KIMBERLY RODGERS from WINCHESTER, VA

    I get woozy just thinking about this cake. It is that good. Perfect for any occasion. There is always at least one chocolate lover!

  •  Star(s)

    Tasty moist cake!

    S. Meyer from SAN ANTONIO, TX

    This is the best from-scratch chocolate cake recipe I've tried. The cake turns out moist and fluffy, similar to boxed mixes. I ommited the peanut butter chips and used homemade chocolate buttercream icing instead of the cream cheese icing, and it turned out delicious!

  •  Star(s)

    everyone really loved this cake and i

    heather miavitz from

    I would recommend chilling this cake in the refrigerator before serving it gives the chips a chance to set up.

  •  Star(s)

    Love it!

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    My family loved this cake. It was a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious and very moist

    Tanya Poole from WAYCROSS, GA

    I made this cake for my family and they loved it. The cake was moist and very delicious. The recipe was fairly simple to make so I would make this recipe again.

  •  Star(s)

    Very tasty cake

    Lisa Kobes from COON RAPIDS, IA

    This is a very moist and tasty cake! The fosting is very good. You can't beat peanut butter and chocolate

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome cake!

    KATIE BERIAU from TARIFFVILLE, CT

    This cake is delicious! I love the rich chocolate cake with the yummy peanut butter frosting and chips in the cake! will definitely make again.

  •  Star(s)

    What a great cake

    Domenica Scherpich from Miller Place, NY

    I made this cake for my sister's birthday and we all loved it. Thank you for such a great recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    NUMMY CAKE

    DAO ORLOSKI from MENTOR, OH

    THIS IS SO GOOD THAT I AM WISHING I HAD A PIECE RIGHT NOW. IT'S LIKE A BIG PEANUT BUTTER CUP.

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Chocolate Cake with Creamy Peanut Butter Milk

    Carol Marlow from ROCK HILL, SC

    This is a MUST try recipe for anyone who loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Its absolutely wonderful. Your family and guests with absolutely love this one!! The frosting is especially good.

  •  Star(s)

    Very Good and Relatively Simple

    Lisa Yigdal from MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ

    The cake was relatively simple to make and was very good. Everyone at my house truly enjoyed. I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 because it did have a kind of "cheesecake" taste instead of true chocolate and peanut butter. I will make it again, but I will substitute margarine or butter for the cream cheese.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Moist Cake

    Elizabeth Scott from TRINITY, AL

    I was looking for a recipe for a moist chocolate cake so I decided to give this one a try. I made it for a Fellowship dinner at our Church and it was a hit, almost everyone enjoyed it. It had a very good chocolate/peanut butter flavor mix and I topped it off with the suggested icing and it turned out great. This recipe was very easy to follow and not time consuming so overall the cake turned out great.

  •  Star(s)

    Tastes like a peanut butter cup!

    Lisa B. from BERWICK, PA

    I recently made this cake for my mother's birthday and everyone enjoyed it. I love peanut butter and chocolate together. I used peanut butter since I didn't have any peanut butter morsels and it still turned out great. I recommend putting in refrigerator before serving.

  •  Star(s)

    Rich Chocolate Cake w/Peanut Butter Frosting

    Belva Davis from Upland, CA

    Great 'hit' in this household! Didn't last long. Easy to fix.

  •  Star(s)

    i loved it

    Alaina Blake from chesapeake, VA

    I loved this. i didnt have peanut butter morsels so i just used peanutbutter and it turned out great!

  •  Star(s)

    RICH CHOCALATE CAKE WITH CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER MILK

    JO ANNE BACCI from GROVELAND, CA

    THE VERY BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE I HAVE EVER TRIED, MY BUNCO FRIENDS LOVED IT

  •  Star(s)

    moist, and delicious.

    janice ahonen from SANDWICH, MA

    LOVE THIS CAKE. WILL MAKE IT AGAIN. I ALSO PUT MY CHOCALATE CAKES IN REFRIGE. I LOVE THEM COLD. THIS WAS SUPER!. JANICE.

  •  Star(s)

    MMMMMM

    Elaine Leithiser from WETUMPKA, AL

    The icing was the best blend of chocolate and peanut butter. My kids loved both the cake and the frosting. Watch out for nibbling on the chips to sprinkle over the cake. I went to sprinkle the 2/3 cup and found two guilty children had been nibbling the chips!

  •  Star(s)

    Unbelievable

    Vidya Kurella from WASHINGTON, DC

    I didn't think a cake could ever taste this good. The chocolate cake is incredibly moist and the frosting is divine, if you like chocolate and peanut butter together. I took it to my bookclub and it got rave reviews!

  •  Star(s)

    Great

    Shaynal Pinder from Snellville, GA

    This was great. I can't wait to make it again.

  •  Star(s)

    It was OK

    Kelly Tuttle from Carrollton, TX

    This cake was OK, but I have definately had/made better. One thing I would change is to not sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter before baking, because there is nothing like biting into a peice of cake thinking it will be nice and smooth, and then having chocolate chip chunks get in the way. I thought they would have melted a bit, but they didn't. Also, the icing was good, but it tasted more like cream cheese than anything else. I don't think I will make it again. But it wasn't awful or anything, just not what I was looking for.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 640
  • Calories from Fat: 230
  • Total Fat: 26g (40% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 12g (60% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (20% of DV)
  • Sodium: 460mg (19% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 94g (31% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 74g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

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

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Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

 

Directions

FOR CAKE:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixer bowl. Add milk, water, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract; blend until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle 1/3 cup morsels over each cake.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting.

FOR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER MILK CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
remaining morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Beat cream cheese, melted morsels, vanilla extract and salt in small mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.

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