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Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake


Tags: baking, christmas, classics, dessert, potluck, southern cooking, sweets

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 40-50 minutes
  • Servings: 15


  • 1 (18 1/4 oz) package chocolate cake mix
  • 4 large divided eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks), melted, divided butter
  • 1 (8 oz) package softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar

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Preheat oven to 350 °F. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.

Add the cake mix, 1 egg and 1 stick melted butter to a large bowl and beat with an electric hand held mixer until combined. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking pan and pat down evenly.

Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and beat well until smooth. Beat in the 3 eggs, one at a time. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and stick of butter. Add the powdered sugar in last and beat until well mixed.

Evenly spread the mixture over the cake batter using a rubber spatula. Bake for 40-50 minutes. The center of the cake should still be slightly gooey when finished baking.

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