Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
Chocolate sheet cake doesn’t get much better than this! Moist, delicious chocolate cake is topped with a layers of creamy peanut butter, chocolate icing and then loads of peanut butter chips. This cake recipe is perfect for anyone that loves an amazing chocolate and peanut butter dessert!
My Grandma Dona makes the most amazing chocolate sheet cake! Anytime someone in our family is celebrating a birthday, she will whip together this cake and hand-deliver it to them. This cake also makes regular appearances at local pot-lucks and church dinners, at which it is consistently the first item to disappear. Grandma Dona’s Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake is one of my favorite recipes, and one that I love to adapt and recreate into other delicious cakes and desserts, like this fantastic Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sheet Cake. This new Chocolate Peanut Butter Sheet Cake is a direct adaptation of grandma’s chocolate sheet cake recipe and is just as amazing!
Very similar to Grandma’s recipe, this chocolate sheet cake has wonderfully moist chocolate cake base. It’s made with buttermilk, which I believe is the secret ingredient to keeping this cake uber moist, and delicious. I also use her original chocolate frosting recipe, which is layered between a creamy peanut butter and lots of peanut butter chips.
This recipe is fabulous if you’re a lover of the classic chocolate peanut butter combination. The layer of creamy peanut butter is spread on to the warm cake once it comes out of the oven. From here, you’ll want to let the peanut butter covered cake cool and set. I’ve actually placed the peanut butter covered cake in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to add the warm icing, the peanut butter will be set and will create lovely peanut and chocolate layers above the cake.
The chocolate icing is made on the stovetop, and is usually quite warm when poured on to the cake. Because you have a peanut butter layer, I try to let the icing cool for at least 10 minutes to keep the peanut butter and chocolate layers separate. As you can see from the photo above, because my icing was still a little warm, I ended up with the peanut butter and icing swirl in the center of the cake and more icing on the sides of the cake. No worries if this happens – it will still taste amazing, the center of the cake may just have a little less icing than the sides.
Slice up squares of this delicious chocolate sheet cake! It’s amazing served with a yummy Peanut Butter Ice Cream, and is pretty spectacular just by itself.
Here’s a grocery shopping list of the ingredients that you’ll need to make this cake:
- Granulated Sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Vegetable Oil
- Baking soda
- Cream Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
I hope this recipe inspires you to indulge in a rich, delicious homemade chocolate sheet cake! This amazing chocolate peanut butter cake recipe is a great place to start.
If you loved this recipe, be sure to check out some of my other delicious chocolate and peanut butter creations, like these: