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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Chocolate peanut butter-Cake

This chocolate peanut butter cake is insanely delicious with its moist chocolate cake and creamy peanut butter frosting. A combo to die for!

Hey there my friend 👋! This chocolate peanut butter cake is one combo that you should definitely try. If you are a fan of chocolate, or a fan of peanut butter, or, best you are a fan of BOTH

Then you are going to LOVE this cake. Follow this simple step-by-step recipe and let’s bake an awesome cake today!

Utensils You Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious cake:

  1. Mixing bowls
  2. Spatula
  3. 9-inch round cake pan.
  4. Electric mixer
  5. Oven
  6. Cooling rack
  7. Whisk

The Recipe

Chocolate peanut butter-Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This cake is moist, chocolatey, and covered in creamy peanut butter frosting. What's not to love?
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 470 kcal


  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cups unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee

For the Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


To bake the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the hot coffee and beat until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting:

  • In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth.

To assemble the cake:

  • Once the cake is cooled, use a knife to level the top.
  • Using a knife or offset spatula, gently spread frosting evenly on the top of the cake.


  1. To get the best results, use room temperature ingredients.
  2. Be sure not to overbake the cake. It will keep it moist.
  3. You can store the frosted cake at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keyword birthday cake, celebration cake, Chocolate, Peanut Butter

Alternative Ingredients

All-purpose flourGluten-free flour blend
Vegetable OilCanola oil, melted butter

What to Serve With Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This cake goes well with

  • Ice cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Fresh Berries
  • A hot or cold beverage

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake ahead of time? Yes.

You can bake the cake a day ahead and store at room temperature and then frost when ready to serve.

Can I freeze this cake?

Yes. You can freeze the cake for up to 2 months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight.

Can I use chunky peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter?

Yes. Chunky peanut butter will give your frosting even more peanut flavor and texture.

Is there a way to make this cake even more chocolatey?

Yes, there is! You can add chocolate chips to the batter.

I don’t like coffee. Can I omit it?

Of course you can. Just replace the coffee with the same amount of hot water.

Let me know how it goes in the comments ✌🏽.

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