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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dump Cake

I am a huge fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combination. I'm also a fan of easy recipes, including dump cakes. On occasion, I've omitted the peanut butter chips and used 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips with very tasty results. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix or devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 6 packages (1-1/2 ounces each) peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
  • Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk until blended. Stir in cake mix (batter will be thick). Fold in peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if desired.

Test Kitchen tip
  • This indulgent dessert is like a cross between a cake and brownie.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 349 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.
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    • Angel182009
      Apr 1, 2019

      I left the peanut out because i had young kids eating this. Overall this was fantastic! I will definitely make again.

    • watsonl1
      Mar 15, 2019

      This is a very good and easy dessert. My 11 year old daughter made it by herself. It is a very rich dessert so be prepared for that. Also, the bake time was much longer than indicated - had to keep an eye on it and it took about 20 minutes longer to get done.

    • Grammy Debbie
      Mar 13, 2019

      Delicious, I had miniature chocolate/peanut butter cups I'd bought at the Mennonite store that I used instead of chopping up large peanut butter cups. Also, left off the peanuts on top and just sprinkled on a few more miniature peanut butter cups. So good!

    • krindfleisch
      Mar 10, 2019

      Good ... definitely a keeper. However, I did have to bake it longer than the 20-25 minutes suggested.

    • SuSey22
      Jan 10, 2019

      My Husband and my future son in-law love chocolate