This crazy delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Earthquake Cake will seriously rock your world!
Here’s the deal with this cake – it ain’t purtty.
It’s meant to look like a peanut butter earthquake has come in and wreaked havoc on an innocent chocolate cake. All the while, tasting super rich, moist and delicious.
I found it tasted best when it was served warm, a-la-mode style.
The cake is actually super easy to make, and a riff on the classic earthquake cake.
Just grab a chocolate boxed cake mix, prepare it according to the box’s instructions and pour into your cake pan.
Then combine some butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar and blend until light and fluffy.
Scoop by tablespoons right on top of the cake batter.
Cover the whole cake in creamy peanut butter blobs.
Blobs… it’s such a fun word to say.
Let’s get crazy and throw in some extra chocolate and peanut butter… shall we??
A few (few?) chocolate chips and peanut butter cups for the road please.
The blobs will slowly sink to the bottom as the cake rises up while baking. It takes a little longer to bake than your average cake mix, so have patience.
You’re looking for a slightly jiggly center, nothing that wobbles too much.
The top will have cracks and creases…
Basically looking like an earthquake destroyed your cake.
Throw a little more chocolate peanut butter cups on top. Mmkay?
The peanut butter blobs form a creamy sweet layer that’s ribboned throughout the moist chocolate cake.
No frosting needed.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Earthquake Cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare chocolate cake mix according to package instructions and pour into a lightly greased 9x13 cake pan, DO NOT BAKE - set aside.
- Melt butter on stove top until bubbly. Pour into mixing bowl and beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract, beat till smooth. Add one cup of powdered sugar at a time to bowl, and beat until fully incorporated and mixture becomes light and fluffy.
- Scoop spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture onto the chocolate cake batter, all over. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the center is only slightly jiggly. Let cool for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and serving warm. Top with ice cream if desired! Enjoy!