Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Cake piled high sandwiching Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Frosting - from

Completing our Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cake

This cake has been on my mind since January. You see, my husband is a HUGE peanut butter and chocolate fan! He Love, love, loves it! So, this was ultimately his very belated birthday cake.  And what a cake it was!

Decadent Chocolate Cake with a two cup disk of peanut butter cookie dough sandwiched in the middle. Then I made a peanut butter frosting and added mini chocolate chips to the outside.  It turned out wonderful!

I was taking photos of the cake around noon and offered my husband a slice. He usually passes on my dessert or just takes a small bite, but for this cake, he got a fork and a glass of Ice Wine and just devoured it! He commented that he had a Mouth-gasim! Or was it mouthgasmic? Either way, I’m pretty sure he enjoyed it!

This cake turned out even better than I ever expected. We didn’t sing Happy Birthday and there were no candles for Mr. Quart, but he loved his cake. You have got to try this combination!

I was torn between a chocolate frosting and a peanut butter one, but I sure am convinced that made the right choice!

Homemade Chocolate Cake sandwiching Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and topped with Peanut Butter Frosting. A Chocolate and Peanut Butters Dream Cake!- from dietersdownfall.comI was so proud of myself when I sliced into this cake to see this perfect center of cookie dough. I had never done this before, but I think from now on, this is the only way I’m going to “frost” the center of a cake.

To slice the perfect piece of cake, place the entire cake in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Then immediately slice. I don’t think I’ve ever cut a cake and had it turn out this perfect before. Cheers for Karyn!!

Now, make this cake and serve it up with a sweet dessert wine or a big glass of milk!

Peanut Butter Frosting

Prep time: 

Serves: 1 Cake

Rich chocolate cake stands up to the peanut butter cookie dough center and frosting.
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2-5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • For the Cake Construction:
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
  • Chocolate Cake
  • (Optional additions)
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini peanut butter cups
  • chopped peanuts
  • chocolate curls
  1. Beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until smooth. Gradually add in milk and powdered sugar.
  2. Place one chocolate cake on a cake platter. Add the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and top with second chocolate cake. Frost cake with an offset spatula and decorate as desired.
  3. Add mini chocolate chips or mini peanut butter cups.
  4. Serve with a tall glass of milk.
The cake pictured was made in 6 inch round pans and the cookie dough was formed in a 6 inch springform pan. The recipes make a full 9 inch cake. If you reduce the pan size, you will have leftover cake batter to make about 10 cupcakes.
Recipe from All Recipes

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough shaped to place in the center of a Chocolate Cake - from

For the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Recipe, click HERE.


Homemade Chocolate Cake, simple and delicious - from





For the Chocolate Cake Recipe, click HERE.





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  1. You go Girl!! Love your recipes!!!!

  2. Oh my gosh. That looks amazing. And my husband really loves peanut butter/chocolate too (though I’m the Reese’s fan). He likes an intense PB flavor with an intense dark chocolate flavor. I prefer the over-processed, supersweet stuff instead.

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I think that the frosting adds a lot of sweetness to the cake. The cookie dough is sweet as well. I have a feeling that both of you would enjoy this cake!

  3. The cake is beautiful and the flavor combination is great! What I like best is how your break down a time consuming process into very manageable chunks. Thanks! I am going to try to adapt your individual parts of this cake into cupcake form for an event that requires transporting the treats.

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Thanks so much. This cake could be done in one day, but I have so many other things going on that it’s just easier to break it down over three days. Good luck with your cupcakes. I’d love to have you share them on my Facebook page!

  4. Oh wow! Yum!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  5. This look so divine!! My mouth is watering! Would be thrilled for you to come join my link party and follow along!

  6. Wow! This I will be trying out! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Nicole

  7. This looks amazing! Anything with pb in it is a winner in my book!

  8. Wow! This includes all my favorite sweets! I’m pinning this one but might have to wait until after swimsuit season ends to make it.

  9. That looks devine, pinned & will try next time the hubby & I want cake! ♥ ♥ ♥

  10. This cake is just gorgeous! Can’t ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate

  11. haha, it would be my downfall, but what a way to go!!!

  12. Oh my goodness.. You have no idea how badly I want a slice of that! I bet it’s just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders! Hope you’re having a great start to your weekend!

  13. so….my birthday is in August…. hint hint wink wink

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      Well, on your next through the WV mountains, stop on by! I’ll make you something sweet!

  14. Kathy Short says:

    I’m so gonna try and make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cake. It looks delish…Thank you for the recipe.. Will make it for my hubby first to see if I can get it right..:)

  15. Superb! Perfect combination. Thank you!

  16. I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing
    issues with your site. It appears as if some of the text in your content are
    running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well?

    This could be a problem with my internet browser
    because I’ve had this happen before. Appreciate it

    • Karyn Granrud Karyn Granrud says:

      I don’t have any issues and I’ve looked at the blog on Chrome and IE on different computers. Not sure what it could be.


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