Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake – peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting all topped with peanut butter cups!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake - peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting all topped with peanut butter cups! Caution! Only serious peanut butter chocolate lover’s should scroll down!

I think I am in need of a glass of milk before I even describe what’s all in this recipe!

Ready?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake - peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting all topped with peanut butter cups!
Peanut butter cake

chocolate ganache drizzled over the cake

peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting

all topped with chocolate peanut butter cup pieces

This is what chocolate peanut butter dreams are made of!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake - peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting all topped with peanut butter cups! The base of the recipe begins with a box of yellow cake mix. Did you know you can turn yellow cake into peanut butter cake? Simply add half a cup of creamy peanut butter to the cake batter when mixing and voila!

I do want to note that the preparation of the peanut butter cake varies a little from the directions on the back of the box. To prepare a peanut butter cake using a box of yellow cake mix use 3 eggs, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup sweetened creamer, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/3 cup vegetable oil.

Normally cake mixes call for water, but substituting something like coffee creamer can produce a more moist, richer cake. Often times you can substitute water for yogurt, milk, buttermilk, and even mayo – but I can promise you I will NEVER use mayo!!!

I picked my favorite International Delight creamer in the sweet cream flavor. Seriously I use it in everything because it adds a nice sweet flavor!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake - peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting all topped with peanut butter cups! I also used the coffee creamer to make the ganache. Ganache is very easy to make, all it is – almost boiling creamer poured over chocolate chips! Allow the mixture to sit for 1 minute, then use a spatula to mix them together until you have smooth pourable chocolate ganache.

Next layer – the frosting! I did a layer of peanut butter cream cheese frosting first, then went back in and added swirls of chocolate frosting.

And of course the whole thing is topped with peanut butter cup pieces!

Chocolate peanut butter lovers rejoice!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake

Yield: 9x13 inch cake

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Cake

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup International Delight sweet cream creamer
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • box yellow cake mix

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1/2 cup International Delight sweet cream creamer
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup International Delight sweet cream creamer

Chocolate Frosting

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 to 1 & 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Peanut butter cups to top the cake, 12-15 chopped

Directions:

Peanut Butter Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, water, International Delight creamer, creamy peanut butter, vegetable oil and yellow cake mix. Beat with an electric mixer until incorporated.
  2. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center  comes out with moist crumbs.
  3. Before the cake cools, use a straw or wooden skewer to poke holes all over the cake.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Place chocolate chips in a medium heat-proof bowl. In a small pot over low heat, heat the coffee creamer until just before boiling. Pour the creamer over the chocolate chips. Allow the mixture to stand for 1-2 minutes. Use a spatula to stir the mixture until smooth. Pour the ganache evenly over the cake, allowing the ganache to seep into the holes in the cake.

Frosting

  1. In a small mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and coffee creamer until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Spread the peanut butter frosting on top of the chocolate ganache. Then add dollops of chocolate frosting on top of the peanut butter frosting, swirling them together. Top the cake with chopped peanut butter cup pieces.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake - peanut butter cake, chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate frosting all topped with peanut butter cups!
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27 comments

  1. This is a peanut butter and chocolate lover’s dream come true! Wow :)

  2. Best Poke Cake Ever! I cant wait to try it out!

  3. I am a peanut butter lover to the core – this cake looks insanely good!

  4. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Cream cheese. I think you may have hit my top favorites! The PB cream cheese frosting is such a great idea!

  5. I can’t wait to try this! Sounds so over the top and amazing!! I’ve never actually made a poke cake before but this has definitely made me want to try. Thanks for the recipe :)

  6. I just sent this link to my friend, who is the world’s biggest lover of peanut butter cups.  I know she would love this cake!

  7. Oh my gosh! This is pure heaven!!

  8. It’s like I’ve died and gone to chocolate and peanut butter heaven!

  9. This poke cake is absolutely scrumptious! I am DYING for a slice right now… Pinning! :)

  10. I dont recommend wasting your time. This ganache was a joke and the frosting turned out horrible. It LOOKS amazing. …i followed this recipe to a t and it was still a bomb.

    • Hi Jackie. This ganache recipe is the one I’ve used for countless recipes and this is how other bakers would suggest you make ganache too – part chocolate part heavy cream, in this case I used international delight creamer. I feel like if you had legitimate concerns or questions you could have e-mailed me. Fake or made up comments about a recipe will not help other readers when making it.

  11. I made this a few days ago. Cake & ganache turned out fabulous. Not much of a fan of the cream cheese frosting here, so I am making it AGAIN with just pwd sugar PB/choc frosting swirled. If it lasts that long, I shall attempt to take this one to work…..we shall see!! The creamer addition worried me before I made it. Not any more. Fabulous idea! Such a moist & delicious cake!

  12. Made this to enter in a semi-serious competition (the “Spillsbury Bake-Off”…prizes awarded were decorated wooden spoons) between hubbies who were invited to a couples’ dinner at my wife’s ladies Bible study. I won TWO spoons for this cake: Best Presentation/Cakes & Muffins, and Best of Show. Insanely rich and decadent. You really only need a small piece to get a big blast of peanut butter and chocolate. My wife already made me promise to make this cake again for her birthday…next March. Good job, Beth.

  13. Made this cake for my father in law’s birthday when he requested a cake that is “peanut buttery” and everyone loved it! It’s very delicious and although there are several steps it’s easy to make and comes out wonderful looking and tasting. Nothing needs to be changed! Thanks for the tasty recipe!

  14. Hi!

    What would you recommend for substituting “International Delight sweet cream creamer”? I live in Ecaudor, but still would like to give this one a try!

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