Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cake

Saturday, May 28, 2022
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cake cupcakes or cakes started out with a simple cake mix and transform into a delicious peanut butter flavor chocolate or vanilla cake.

Doctored cake mixes are always a hit and so easy to create a different flavor combination just by adding a few ingredients to your favorite box directions.

The cake with the addition of peanut butter was moist and delicious and can be made with either yellow chocolate cake mixes or any brand you prefer.

Then by adding peanut butter to your favorite flavor of canned frosting you'll have the perfect sweet icing for a quick scratch-tasting cake that fools everyone.

This easy recipe also is perfect for making cupcakes, layer cakes molded cakes and decorated with sprinkles, assorted crushed candy bars, or even mini chocolate chips.

We will have several decorating and frosting idea combinations below.

This peanut butter doctored cake mix recipe is super easy to make and will delight any peanut butter lover out there.

For more doctored cake mix recipes, try these blueberry muffins they're always a huge hit along with my easy banana cake recipe!

Scroll down to our printable recipe card and check out these simple recipe ingredients.


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this is a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter in the cake mix


Doctored Cake Mix Recipes



Seriously I almost feel guilty because this is so easy there is hardly anything to do to bake these peanut butter cakes.


These cupcakes or cakes are full proof, easy, moist, over the top flavorful, smell heavenly baking, and can be done in bars, cupcakes, a bundt pan, double layers whatever you have they're a  total win-win!


If you want to make an all-from-scratch icing for a bigger taste of Peanut Butter then try our Homemade Peanut Butter Frosting recipe!


ingredients for making peanut butter chocolate cupcakes


Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the recipe card for exact measurements)

  • yellow cake mix or chocolate cake mix any brand
  • water, eggs, and oil from the boxed ingredient information
  • peanut butter
  • canned frosting
  • For Other Optional Topping Additions: chocolate chips, chopped Reeses peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, sprinkles



batter for peanut butter cupcakes or cake


Tips


  • Only yellow or chocolate cake mixes
  • Bake until the middles are set not browned use a toothpick method
  • If using cake pans heavily grease or oil spray pay
  • Always preheat the oven
  • Use the ingredients on the box of your cake mix
  • crunchy or smooth peanut butter is fine
  • chocolate or vanilla canned frostings could be used with the addition of 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • cupcakes, sheet cakes, or a combination of 12 cupcakes and one small cake can be made
  • Use an ice cream scoop for even-sized cupcakes


chocolate peanut butter batter


Pans To Use

  • Note: Be sure to line the tins or heavily grease them as well as any other pans using
  • Cupcake Tins (this recipe makes 24 cupcakes)
  • 8 or 9 inches round, square or disposable pans ( this size pan requires 2 pans)
  • 13 x 9 sheet pan (you will need 1 pan)
  • Character pans for birthdays
  • Bundt Pan


peanut butter frosting


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More Ideas:

  • chocolate chips or chopped candy bars
  • peanut butter chips, or  white chocolate added to the batter
  • peanut butter and jelly-filled cupcakes remove some of the middle and fill
  • all chocolate frosting topped with chopped Reeses candy bars or another kind you prefer
  • instead of frosting spread with your favorite jam


peanut butter frosted chocolate cupcakes


Easy Recipes


We just love easy recipes when we are in a hurry especially if you have a last-minute picnic.

Whether you make cupcakes or a full cake they both are perfect for  any occasion, entertaining guests, or that last-minute dinner party,

These are great-filled, dusted with powdered sugar, frosted, or even with a scoop of ice cream.

These cupcakes or cakes freeze perfectly decorated and thaw quickly within a few hours!

We would love to hear how you liked this easy doctored cake mix recipe in the comments if you have time!


Chocolate Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cake

Yield: 24
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 4 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 29 Min
This is a doctored cake mix peanut butter flavored yellow cake. Frosted with canned chocolate frosting with the addition of peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate or yellow cake mix (made with the measurement ingredients on the box ) we used Duncan Hines
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (any kind or brand crunchy or smooth can be used)
  • 1 (16-ounce) can of chocolate frosting with 1/4 cup peanut butter added and mixed together
  • Or use my Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven and heat to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the cake exactly like the package requirements.
  3. Pour into any kind of greased baking pan, paper-lined cupcake tins, or a molded style pan.
  4. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, adding 1/2 cup of peanut butter along with the eggs, oil, and water as instructed on the package instructions.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes depending on cupcakes or full-sized cake (refer again to the package instructions.
  6. To ensure the cake is completed cooking use the toothpick in the center to see if it comes clean when removed.
  7. Mix the 1/4 cup of peanut butter with chocolate or vanilla canned frosting, and frost the cooled cake or cupcakes.

Notes

Tips


  • Only yellow or chocolate cake mixes
  • Bake until the middles are set not browned use a toothpick method
  • If using cake pans heavily grease or oil spray pay
  • Always preheat the oven
  • Use the ingredients on the box of your cake mix
  • crunchy or smooth peanut butter is fine
  • chocolate or vanilla canned frostings could be used with the addition of 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • cupcakes, sheet cakes, or a combination of 12 cupcakes and one small cake can be made
  • Use an ice cream scoop for even-sized cupcakes

More Ideas:

  • chocolate chips or chopped candy bars
  • peanut butter chips, or white chocolate added to the batter
  • peanut butter and jelly-filled cupcakes remove some of the middle and fill
  • all chocolate frosting topped with chopped Reeses candy bars or another kind you prefer
  • instead of frosting spread with your favorite jam


Pans To Use

  • Note: Be sure to line the tins or heavily grease them as well as any other pans using
  • Cupcake Tins (this recipe makes 24 cupcakes)
  • 8 or 9 inches round, square or disposable pans ( this size pan requires 2 pans)
  • 13 x 9 sheet pan (you will need 1 pan)
  • Character pans for birthdays
  • Bundt Pan


Nutrition Facts

Calories

128.55

Fat (grams)

4.96

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.25

Carbs (grams)

19.35

Fiber (grams)

0.64

Net carbs

18.7

Sugar (grams)

9.9

Protein (grams)

2.71

Sodium (milligrams)

172.81

Cholesterol (grams)

0
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Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix Cookies
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4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Mix Cake


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11 comments

  1. I'm always up for a yummy treat made with peanut butter. These look great!

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  2. This is one of my favorite combo and this cake looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I just love peanut butter and chocolate together. This sounds so delicious and easy to make - can't wait to try it!

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  4. We are fans of the combination of chocolate and peanut butter! These cupcakes look fabulous.

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  5. I've never made peanut butter frosting! What a brilliant idea! Thanks.

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  6. These turned out perfectly! So easy too!! Thank you

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  7. I'm up for any sweet treat that has peanut butter and these cupcakes are no exception.

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  8. Chocolate and peanut butter is such a lovely combination. I don't add the extra cute toppings, but the cupcakes don't need them since they are already delicious.

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  9. Truly amazing in taste and flavors in this recipe. Will definitely make again, very good recipe!

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  10. What a great recipe! The addition of peanut butter to a boxed mix and canned frosting is so brilliant. We love the chocolate and peanut butter combo, and this will definitely be a go-to recipe for birthday cakes and celebrations.

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  11. Such an easy way to get my chocolate peanut butter fix!! Two of my kids would be happy to assist!! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend! xo

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