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Peanut butter chocolate gooey butter cake topped with whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

This peanut butter chocolate gooey butter cake is a chocolate cake base topped with peanut butter cups and a layer of gooey peanut butter topping. A decadent and easy chocolate peanut butter cake that's perfect for feeding a crowd.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 374kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the crust:

  • 18.25 ounces chocolate cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • cooking spray

For the filling:

  • 8 ounces mini peanut butter cups
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar
  • whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the cake mix, 1 egg and 1/2 cup of butter in the bowl of a mixer. Beat until well blended.
  • Press the cake mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish.
  • Scatter the peanut butter cups evenly all over the cake layer.
  • Place the cream cheese and peanut butter in the bowl of a mixer; beat until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and butter to the bowl, then mix until well combined.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar with the mixer on low. Mix until just blended.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cake layer. 
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Cool completely, then cut into squares and serve, topped with whipped cream and chopped peanut butter cups if desired.


  1. Cake can be made up to 3 days before you plan to serve it. Store the cake covered in the refrigerator.
  2. Cake can be cut into squares and frozen for later use.


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 125mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.4mg