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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, it’s made from scratch and is 4 layers high!

But I like easy.

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!

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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+

70 Responses to “Buckeye Peanut Butter-Fudge Cake”

  1. The Bertone's posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:32 am (#
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    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. The Bertone's posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:32 am (#
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    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. Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 am (#
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    Anything with peanut butter is heavenly!!

  4. Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:38 am (#
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    Anything with peanut butter is heavenly!!

  5. Jodi posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:31 am (#
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    This looks so sinful!

  6. Jodi posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:31 am (#
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    This looks so sinful!

  7. Tonya posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:41 am (#
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    Oh my…YUMMY!

  8. Tonya posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:41 am (#
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    Oh my…YUMMY!

  9. bridget {bake at 350} posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:14 am (#
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    That looks divine!

  10. bridget {bake at 350} posted on September 29, 2009 at 11:14 am (#
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    That looks divine!

  11. Jennifer posted on September 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm (#
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    That looks so good! My grandma is a firm believer in duncan hines cake mix! lol!

  12. Jennifer posted on September 29, 2009 at 1:32 pm (#
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    That looks so good! My grandma is a firm believer in duncan hines cake mix! lol!

  13. Brenda posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Wow! That looks delicious!!

  14. Brenda posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Wow! That looks delicious!!

  15. Jeanene (nener3 FFD) posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm (#
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    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. Jeanene (nener3 FFD) posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm (#
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    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. TidyMom posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm (#
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    Jeanene the peanut butter FILLING only goes between the layer- yes, the chocolate ganache goes on top!!

    ~TidyMom

  18. TidyMom posted on September 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm (#
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    Jeanene the peanut butter FILLING only goes between the layer- yes, the chocolate ganache goes on top!!

    ~TidyMom

  19. shopannies posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm (#
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    this sounds perfect for a sunday in fall

  20. shopannies posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm (#
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    this sounds perfect for a sunday in fall

  21. Jeanene posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm (#
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    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. Jeanene posted on September 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm (#
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    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. heartnsoulcooking posted on September 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm (#
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    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. heartnsoulcooking posted on September 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm (#
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    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. Jenny posted on September 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm (#
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    OMG! I need this right now! Of course, my pants are telling me there is no more room!

  26. Jenny posted on September 29, 2009 at 5:43 pm (#
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    OMG! I need this right now! Of course, my pants are telling me there is no more room!

  27. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm (#
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    OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS!! You are my new best friend! This looks awesome!Thank you for sharing it for TMTT!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace posted on September 29, 2009 at 9:12 pm (#
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    OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS!! You are my new best friend! This looks awesome!Thank you for sharing it for TMTT!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Cole posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:51 pm (#
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    That looks so decadent and yummy! Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  30. Cole posted on September 29, 2009 at 10:51 pm (#
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    That looks so decadent and yummy! Thanks for sharing with TATT!

  31. Christina @ Boyish Charm posted on October 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm (#
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    I am absolutely in love. I am making this TONIGHT! I'll post my results!

  32. Christina @ Boyish Charm posted on October 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm (#
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    I am absolutely in love. I am making this TONIGHT! I'll post my results!

  33. Jerri posted on October 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm (#
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    This cakes looks incredible! I just love peanut butter!

  34. Jerri posted on October 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm (#
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    This cakes looks incredible! I just love peanut butter!

  35. Jeanene (nener3) posted on October 3, 2009 at 9:46 am (#
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    I am making this today for my son's birthday. Thanks for posting this.

  36. Jeanene (nener3) posted on October 3, 2009 at 9:46 am (#
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    I am making this today for my son's birthday. Thanks for posting this.

  37. Jennifer Y. posted on October 30, 2009 at 10:09 am (#
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    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. Jennifer Y. posted on October 30, 2009 at 10:09 am (#
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    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. erica posted on July 9, 2010 at 10:39 am (#
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    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. erica posted on July 9, 2010 at 10:39 am (#
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    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!!

  41. naomi posted on December 2, 2010 at 11:57 am (#
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    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.

  42. Tickled Red posted on December 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm (#
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    That looks sinful! The peanut butter in the middle has me sold.

  43. Sue posted on December 5, 2010 at 10:36 am (#
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    OH my goodness! That filling! The ganache! Your cake is calling my name! BTW, I voted for ya! :)

  44. Diana Johannesen posted on December 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm (#
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    Voted….but I don’t see the non-fat version! Crack myself up!
    As always thanks for sharing!

  45. Diana Johannesen posted on December 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm (#
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    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

  46. Kristen posted on December 7, 2010 at 8:30 am (#
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    Totally amazing looking cake, Cheryl!

  47. Brooke posted on December 7, 2010 at 8:30 am (#
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    Stop it. That oozing chocoloate is sending me into “I need it now” fits!

  48. Patti Portenier posted on December 7, 2010 at 8:58 am (#
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    OK then I am going to have to try this. Choc cake and Peanut butter is my favorite. Sure Hope U win. A vote from the ol Cowpatti lol. Good Luck.

    Now I am gonna have to make this and eat it all by myself. gonna weigh 800 lbs b4 this holiday is over.

  49. Danylle @NanaMoonShop posted on December 7, 2010 at 10:39 am (#
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    Wow! I voted for this on goodlifeeats.com, yummy! I also reposted to twitter and facebook! Hope you win! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  50. Amy W posted on December 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm (#
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    Oh how yummy that looks! Peanut butter and chocolate, my favorite!

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