Scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Cake

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45 min.
135 min.
15 Servings

Scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Cake is a delightful chocolate cake that is a test kitchen favorite. This cake is topped with chocolate chips and peanuts to make an extra special taste treat.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 2/3 cup butter, (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted nuts
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HEAT oven to 350° F. Combine flour, sugar, water, cocoa, 1/2 cup butter, eggs, baking powder, baking soda and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until moistened. Increase speed to high, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

STIR in 1 cup chocolate chips by hand. Pour into greased and floured 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

COMBINE 2/3 cup butter and peanut butter in medium bowl. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until light and creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add powdered sugar. Beat, gradually adding enough half-and-half for spreading consistency and scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes).

FROST cooled cake; sprinkle with 1 cup chocolate chips and peanuts.

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This cake is fabulous, I made it for a dinner party and there wasn't a crumb left over!

- Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

chocolate peanut cake

It was a hit! Everyone in my house loved it. We also served it to friends and went over real well.

- stephanie schwenk from PENNSBURG, PA


This was a big hit with my entire family. Easy to make and delicious!


chocolate peanut pie

My aunt made this for a family function but did not know the name...Now I have the recipe and I will be making this soon...this is so GOOD

- Mistee evans from castalia, NC


Made this for the office for someone who requested a chocolate and peanut butter combination cake only I used crunchy peanut butter and omitted the peanuts. It was a huge hit! I also dusted the pan with cocoa powder instead of flour.

- Tina Ohman from PALM BAY, FL

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/15 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 15

  • Amount Per Serving

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

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