Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cake and Frosting

Anita Hoffman


An easy to make, delicious cake for lovers of chocolate and peanut butter.
Recipe and photo adapted from Allrecipes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
40 Min


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1/4 c
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 Tbsp
hot water
1 c
peanut butter chips
1 Tbsp
1 pkg
(18 ounces) white or vanilla cake mix (pudding in the mix type)
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1-1/4 c


3 pkg
(3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 c
butter, softened
5 c
powdered sugar
1 c
5 to 7 Tbsp
light cream

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cake and Frosting


  • 1Combine cocoa, powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. butter and 2 tbsp. hot water in small bowl until smooth; set aside.
    Melt peanut butter chips and1 tbsp. butter in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water; set aside.
  • 2Combine dry cake mix, brown sugar, 1 1/4 cups water, the eggs and melted peanut butter mixture in large mixer bowl; beat on low speed until moistened (30 seconds to a minute).
    Beat on medium speed 2 minutes until smooth.
  • 3Add 1 1/2 cups batter to reserved cocoa mixture; blend well.
    Pour remaining batter into a greased and floured 13 X 9 inch pan; spoon dollops of chocolate batter on top.
    Swirl with knife or spatula for marbled effect.
  • 4Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
    Can be baked in a Bundt cake pan for 1 hour.
    Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes, then invert and cool completely.
  • 5FROSTING: Blend cream cheese and butter in large mixing bowl.
    Combine powdered sugar and cocoa; add alternately with cream to cream cheese mixture.
    Beat to spreading consistency.

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About Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Cake and Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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