Oh my… oh my! Are you ready for an amazing dessert that is easy enough to make every night but fancy enough to serve when you have guests? Today we are making this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, with a secret ingredient that makes it ready in only 15 minutes!

Overview of the top of the chocolate peanut butter cake with the diced up peanut butter cups sprinkled on top of the cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

I cannot resist the pre-made pound cake that generally can be found in the bakery section at most grocery stores. It’s generally very inexpensive and is super moist and delicious too!

I usually get this pound cake in the summer and top with strawberries and cool whip for an easy summer dessert but I was really craving some chocolate so I decided to get creative with this one.

Thanks to some peanut butter cups that I had in my pantry, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake was formed! However, instead of topping with a traditional chocolate sauce, I decided to top with an easy white chocolate glaze.

This glaze goes great with the peanut butter cups and makes this easy cake recipe a show stopper! If you love peanut butter and chocolate as much as I do, I KNOW you are going to enjoy this cake recipe.

Plus you don’t even have to get out your stand mixer to make this super easy chocolate peanut butter cake recipe!

Ingredients to cake this chocolate peanut butter cake

Ingredients:

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this cake recipe. This peanut butter chocolate cake recipe is easy to make but looks like it took all day to create which is my favorite type of cake!

  • Pound Cake
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Full Size Peanut Butter Cups
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Powder Sugar
  • Milk

That’s all you need! I bet you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry. The next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a pound cake and make this delicious cake to impress the entire family!

How to Make this 15 Minute Cake:

First remove the pound cake from the package. Then take a nice long bread knife and cut the pound cake length wise in half of the pound cake.

Then spread peanut butter onto the bottom half of the pound cake using a butter knife. You can do as much or as little as you would like depending on your love of peanut butter.

Then chop up the peanut butter cups. I place mine in a zip lock bag and gently crushed them with the back of a spoons. Sprinkle ½ of the candy pieces onto of the peanut butter on the cake.

The cake cut in half with peanut butter spread on the bottom layer with diced up peanut butter sprinkled on top of the peanut butter layer.

***Pro Tip – freeze your candy bar before you chop it. It chops much easier when you do that!

Next place the top of the pound cake back on and spread more peanut butter on top. The peanut butter between the cake layers in this recipe is amazing so make sure not to skip these steps. I promise it doesn’t take long to do.

The other layer of pound cake has been placed on top of the bottom layer and peanut butter has been spread on the top of the cake.

Then melt the chocolate chips in a medium size bowl by microwaving them in 30 second intervals (stirring between each interval) until all the chips are melted.

After the chips are fully melted, stir in the powdered sugar and milk until well combined.  You can add a small amount of vanilla extract to the glaze if you prefer.

Once the glaze has been prepared, pour the white chocolate glaze over the entire cake to frost the cake. The glaze will run down the sides of the cake so make sure you have it on a platter or plate to catch the excess glaze. Or you can place parchment paper on the plate as well for super easy clean up.

Top with the remaining chopped peanut butter cups and then the cake is ready to enjoy!

The White Chocolate Peanut Butter cake sitting on a black platter with the glaze running down the sides of the cake with the peanut butter cups in the background of the cake.

How to store this cake?

I kept mine in the fridge since it was a little warm in our house, but I don’t think it is necessary. This cake can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container for 3-4 days.

Our family loved it and I loved that I didn’t have to do much work to have a fun dessert on the table that the entire family love!

Close up of the white chocolate peanut butter cake with peanut butter cups sprinkled on top of it.

Can you use homemade pound cake?

Yes, you can definitely use a homemade pound cake for this recipe. I just love to save time by using the ones from the grocery store.

If you use a homemade cake, make sure to allow the cake to cool completely before slicing the cake and assembling it.

I love a delicious homemade cake. However, sometimes I just don’t have time to mess with all the ingredients and when to add the dry ingredients and making sure to handle the prepared pans correctly.

So for those moments, I love making this easy chocolate peanut butter cake recipe instead. It’s packed with flavor and a lot easier to make than a homemade cake recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter cake with a white chocolate glaze with peanut butter cups sprinkled on top.

Great Substitution Ideas!

Peanut Butter – I love using peanut butter in this recipe but any nut butter or sunflower butter would be delicious too. I also think a chocolate hazelnut spread would taste great in this cake recipe!

Peanut Butter Cups – Any of your favorite type of chocolate candy would be delicious in this cake recipe. I have made this with chopped up Snickers and chopped up Kit-Kats before and both were amazing on this peanut butter chocolate pound cake. Also, just using chocolate chips would be delicious too!

White Chocolate Chip – You can use white melting chocolate or almond bark as well.

White Chocolate Glaze – You can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips if you prefer to make a chocolate frosting glaze. Also, any frosting would work great. Butter Cream Frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting or even Peanut Butter Frosting would taste delicious on this cake!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

5 from 1 vote
I'm so excited to share with you this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. My secret is that I'm using Sara Lee Pound cake to make this fast and easy dessert.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 320
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-made Pound Cake
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups the full size ones
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Powder Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Milk

Instructions

  • Slice the pound cake in half lengthwise.
  • Place approximately ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter on the bottom half of the pound cake.
  • Chop up the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups into small pieces.
  • Spread ½ of the chopped peanut butter cups onto the bottom half of the pound cake.
  • Then place the top of the pound cake back on and spread the remaining peanut butter on the top of the cake.
  • Then melt the chocolate chips in a medium size bowl by microwaving them in 30 second intervals until all the chips are melted.
  • Then stir in the powdered sugar and milk until well combined.  Note: You can add more powdered sugar or more milk to get the glaze to the consistency that you prefer.
  • Pour the white chocolate glaze over the entire cake.
  • Top with the remaining chopped peanut butter cups, slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This can easily be made with your favorite chopped up candy bar to change the flavor the cake! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 320kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 7g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 37mg, Sodium 295mg, Potassium 196mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 31g, Vitamin A 63IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 60mg, Iron 1mg

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