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Peanut Crunch Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

16 servings

"Here's a recipe that dresses up a plain old box cake mix," says Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut. "Peanut butter and chocolate chips add fun, yummy flavor to this yellow cake."
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Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup peanut butter chips, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, peanut butter and brown sugar on low speed until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup. Add the water, eggs and oil to remaining crumb mixture; blend on low until moistened. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup each chocolate and peanut butter chips.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine the peanuts, reserved crumb mixture and remaining chips; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 378 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 343mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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