Chocolate Layered Cake with Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

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Decadent chocolate layered cake topped with homemade whipped peanut butter frosting, it just doesn’t get any better than this. If you are craving something with peanut butter or just a fan of peanut butter in general then you have to make this recipe as soon as possible. Creamy peanut butter and rich dark chocolate go perfectly together with a tall glass of milk for a dessert recipe that is sure to please your family and friends. Make this recipe for a special someone on their birthday or on a rainy afternoon, no matter when or why you make this recipe it is always going to be a hit.

Chocolate Layered Cake with Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

4.5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Layered Cake with Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Layered Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Dark Chocolate layered cake with creamy peanut butter frosting topped with morsels of peanut butter and chocolate chips.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Chocolate Cake
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (or any chocolate cake mix you prefer)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • eggs (amount according to package directions)
  • milk (substitute for water - amount according to package directions)
  • oil (amount according to package directions)
Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 1/4 -1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp milk
Cake Decorations
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter baking chips
Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Grease two 8 inch round cake pans and set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, add cake mix and ingredients according to the package directions. Instead of water use milk as a substitute. Whisk together along with 1 tsp of vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.

  4. Pour equal amounts of batter into two 8 inch greased cake pans.

  5. Bake in preheated oven approximately 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  6. Set cakes aside to cool completely before icing.

Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting
  1. In a stand mixer add softened butter and peanut butter. Whip until combined on low-medium speed.

  2. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbsp of milk. Whip on low speed until combined.

  3. Add another cup of powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Whip on low speed until combined.

  4. Add remaining powdered sugar and milk. Whip until combined on low-medium speed.

  5. Scrape down sides of the bowl and whip one last time to make sure all ingredients are combined in the frosting.

  6. Frosting should be fairly stiff and hold its shape. Add more powdered sugar or milk to reach desired spreading consistency.

Assemble the Cake
  1. Once the cake rounds have cooled completely in their original pans. Place one cake round onto serving dish.

  2. Coat cake round with half of the whipped peanut butter frosting.

  3. Place second cake round on top of iced cake. Frost with remaining whipped peanut butter frosting.

  4. In a bowl, combine mini-chocolate chips and peanut butter baking chips.

  5. Press handfuls of mini-chocolate chips and peanut butter baking chips to the side of the frosted cake. Add remaining chips to the top of the cake if desired.

  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

If you are tired of all the “classic” cake and frosting combinations, I urge you to switch it up a bit and throw a little peanut butter into the mix. I can’t think of a better combination that peanut butter and chocolate. Of course, you can use whatever chocolate cake mix you prefer or you might just want to make the frosting recipe – yes, it’s that good. Give it a try, I’d love to know what you think.

Chocolate Layered Cake with Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

I may or may not have had a slice of this incredible cake for breakfast the morning after I made it and I don’t feel guilty about it not one bit. This cake is borderline heavenly and ticks all the boxes of what one looks for in a good homemade cake recipe. It’s moist and fluffy with just the right balance of richness between the homemade peanut butter frosting and the bits of peanut butter morsels and chocolate chips.

Chocolate Layered Cake with Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

What type of frosting is your favorite on top of chocolate cake?

Let me know in the comment section below. I’d love to know your thoughts on this recipe. Have you made homemade peanut butter frosting before?

Chocolate Layered Cake with Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe: Dark Chocolate layered cake with creamy peanut butter frosting topped with morsels of peanut butter and chocolate chips. #recipe #homemade #frosting #peanutbutter

Homemade Whipped Peanut Butter Frosting

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  1. February 1, 2018 / 10:15 am

    O-M-Geee… I’d love a big ‘ole bowl of just that peanut butter whipped frosting please! Of course the whole thing looks delish!

  2. Neely Moldovan
    February 1, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I’ve never had peanut butter frosting but I bet its amazing! This looks so good!

  3. February 1, 2018 / 11:24 am

    OMG that looks sooooooo delicious, I have a child allergic to peanut butter though so I probably won’t be making it any time soon but definitely will be passing this along. Maybe I can eat someone else’s lol

  4. February 1, 2018 / 11:49 am

    Kadoof goes my diet, this looks sooooooooooooo good

  5. Ashley Moore
    February 1, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    Uh, okay. Be right back I’m going to make this and probably eat the whole thing myself haha! I’ve never had peanut butter frosting, but oh man is this going to be my new favorite thing in the world.

  6. February 1, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    I know many people who love chocolate cake with PB frosting! I have never seen whipped peanut butter frosting before, though! I am going to share this with my first born, she loves baking!

  7. February 1, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love anything and everything that contains peanut butter and chocolate.

  8. February 1, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Yasss! I’ll take 2 large slices. PB is my weakness, and this cake is what I am totally in the mood for right now.

  9. February 1, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    OMG yummmmm? Chocolate + Peanut butter is one of my all time faves! This looks delish!

  10. February 2, 2018 / 5:20 am

    ohhh! This looks amazing! Chocolate and peanut butter is a great combination. We normally just do normal buttercream frosting on chocolate cake.

  11. February 2, 2018 / 9:05 am

    This looks so delicious! I love a good chocolate cake and adding peanut butter has to make it even better!

  12. February 3, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I am sure this will appeal to most people but sadly neither myself of my 3 children like peanut butter anything. #BloggersBest

  13. February 3, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    This looks so yummy!!! My husband loves peanut butter and will have to try it! I to, have eaten cake for breakfast…shhhh, don’t tell my kids or grandkids ;) Thank you for sharing with at Create and Celebrate!!

  14. February 3, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    This cake looks so delicious and decadent. I think my guys would love this if I made it here at home for them.

  15. Heather
    February 4, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Our wedding anniversary is next week and this cake is going to be perfect! My husband loves peanut butter, and I love all dessert.

    • February 4, 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Oh how fun! Our 14th wedding anniversary is this week, as well. I hope this cake doesn’t disappoint. Wishing all the love for you and yours, have a wonderful day celebrating your anniversary.

  16. February 7, 2018 / 1:15 am

    This cake look beyond delicious.
    I love the chocolate cakes and here you have combined chocolate with peanut which is a unique combination and it comes out very delicious.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, I definitely gonna try this at my home.

  17. Abigail
    September 29, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    Peanut butter is very healthy and nutritious for our health. I have made this recipe for one of my friend on her birthday she loved it and was so happy because peanut butter is her favorite. I also love this dessert.

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