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Buckeye Peanut Butter-Fudge Cake

 

If you like buckeye candies you will fall in love with this combo of peanut butter and rich chocolate cake.

Buckeye Peanut Butter Fudge Cake recipe at TidyMom.net

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Do I have a dessert for you today!!
 
Do you like Chocolate? How about Peanut Butter? How about together in a CAKE?
I can’t take full credit for this cake, I adapted it from the King Arthur blog.

In all it’s glory, the original recipe is  made from scratch and is 4 layers high!

But I like easy, and adapted the recipe a little.

Just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean this cake won’t knock your socks off!

Grab your aprons, and let’s get started

Buckeye Peanut Butter-Fudge Cake

Buckeye Peanut Butter-Fudge Cake

Ingredients

    Cake
  • Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • Peanut Butter Filling:
  • 4 cups (1-lb. box) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Chocolate Ganache (icing)
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 Tbsp butter

Instructions

    Cake
  1. Mix and bake cake according to the box in 2 round cake pans. Let cool.
  2. Peanut Butter Filling
  3. Mix first 3 ingredients until well combined. Gradually add milk. It will taste as good as it sounds!
  4. Chocolate Ganache (icing)
  5. In a small saucepan, heat cream and butter until just before the boiling stage.
  6. Pour over the chocolate morsels.
  7. Stir until smooth.
  8. Put it all together
  9. I only made 2 layers, mainly because a 4 layer cake will not fit under my cake saver. But if you’d like, you can slice your 2 layers into 4 layers.
  10. Top your layer(s) with peanut butter filling.
  11. Pour warm ganache over top of cake, spread it and encourage it to dribble over the sides!

Notes

Don’t use just any chocolate cake mix, use Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix. This is THE BEST! I promise!

http://tidymom.net/2009/chocolate-fudge-peanut-butter-cake/

If this cake won’t put you over the edge, I don’t know what will!!

Buckeye Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cake at TidyMom.net

If you’d like to make the King Arthur Flour version, you can find it here.
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

78 comments

  1. Yum.. that looks fantastic! I love chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting…this looks even better!! I'll have to give it a whirl this weekend. 🙂

  2. Yum.. that looks fantastic! I love chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting…this looks even better!! I'll have to give it a whirl this weekend. 🙂

  3. Anything with peanut butter is heavenly!!

  4. Anything with peanut butter is heavenly!!

  5. This looks so sinful!

  6. This looks so sinful!

  7. Oh my…YUMMY!

  8. Oh my…YUMMY!

  9. That looks divine!

  10. That looks divine!

  11. That looks so good! My grandma is a firm believer in duncan hines cake mix! lol!

  12. That looks so good! My grandma is a firm believer in duncan hines cake mix! lol!

  13. Wow! That looks delicious!!

  14. Wow! That looks delicious!!

  15. So you put the peanut butter filling only in between the two layers or do you put some on the top too?

    Can't wait to try it.

  16. So you put the peanut butter filling only in between the two layers or do you put some on the top too?

    Can't wait to try it.

  17. Jeanene the peanut butter FILLING only goes between the layer- yes, the chocolate ganache goes on top!!

    ~TidyMom

  18. Jeanene the peanut butter FILLING only goes between the layer- yes, the chocolate ganache goes on top!!

    ~TidyMom

  19. this sounds perfect for a sunday in fall

  20. this sounds perfect for a sunday in fall

  21. I get it know. LOL

    I would only have to put it on top of layer(s) if you have more than two layers.

    It takes me a little while, but I eventually get it. : )

    Thanks

  22. I get it know. LOL

    I would only have to put it on top of layer(s) if you have more than two layers.

    It takes me a little while, but I eventually get it. : )

    Thanks

  23. Oh Boy!!! this looks sooo YUMMY!!! I love chocolate and just started a recipe binder for all my chocolate recipe. I will have to add this and make it soon. Geri

  24. Oh Boy!!! this looks sooo YUMMY!!! I love chocolate and just started a recipe binder for all my chocolate recipe. I will have to add this and make it soon. Geri

  25. OMG! I need this right now! Of course, my pants are telling me there is no more room!

  26. OMG! I need this right now! Of course, my pants are telling me there is no more room!

  27. OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS!! You are my new best friend! This looks awesome!Thank you for sharing it for TMTT!!!!!!!!!!

  28. OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS!! You are my new best friend! This looks awesome!Thank you for sharing it for TMTT!!!!!!!!!!

  29. That looks so decadent and yummy! Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  30. That looks so decadent and yummy! Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  31. I am absolutely in love. I am making this TONIGHT! I'll post my results!

  32. I am absolutely in love. I am making this TONIGHT! I'll post my results!

  33. This cakes looks incredible! I just love peanut butter!

  34. This cakes looks incredible! I just love peanut butter!

  35. I am making this today for my son's birthday. Thanks for posting this.

  36. I am making this today for my son's birthday. Thanks for posting this.

  37. I made this earlier in the week, and oh my goodness. Yes, it tastes as good as it looks. Mine did not turn out looking as beautiful as Tidymom's, but wow. Really one of the easiest and best tasting cakes I've ever made. We had a few slices at home and I took the rest of the cake into work the next day. It was devoured in about 15 minutes.

  38. I made this earlier in the week, and oh my goodness. Yes, it tastes as good as it looks. Mine did not turn out looking as beautiful as Tidymom's, but wow. Really one of the easiest and best tasting cakes I've ever made. We had a few slices at home and I took the rest of the cake into work the next day. It was devoured in about 15 minutes.

  39. You say this is from scratch – but then have a box mix… I got all excited, but living overseas I can't get boxed mixes. Any idea how to make this without a pre-made cake mix?
    That would be great!!

  40. You say this is from scratch – but then have a box mix… I got all excited, but living overseas I can't get boxed mixes. Any idea how to make this without a pre-made cake mix?
    That would be great!!

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  44. Okay, so I love this for my boys as they love anything PB. For myself-I love that for once I cannot indulge one of your delish desserts . . I’m allergic to peanuts. Now that’s a few more calories I can save until your next dessert post.

  45. That looks sinful! The peanut butter in the middle has me sold.

  46. OH my goodness! That filling! The ganache! Your cake is calling my name! BTW, I voted for ya! 🙂

  47. Voted….but I don’t see the non-fat version! Crack myself up!
    As always thanks for sharing!

  48. I voted…..No Brainer!

    Also, Cheryl I did not see the nonfat version of this cake!!!

    (Crack myself up!)
    PS:
    Thanks for all you do and thanks for sharing you inspire me weekly!
    dj

  49. Totally amazing looking cake, Cheryl!

  50. Stop it. That oozing chocoloate is sending me into “I need it now” fits!

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