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


  • 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

  • 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


  1. Combine 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.
  2. Combine 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.
  3. Add 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.
  4. Bake 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.
  5. FROSTING: 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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