Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake…

Since it is super close to Valentine’s Day, I thought I would tempt you with a butter laden, ultra sweet treat from the queen of butter, Paula Deen. This recipe is a variation of the ultra popular recipe for Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes and is appropriately named, Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. Things have been a little hectic, so I have been gravitating towards easier recipes with minimal prep work. I even added an “easy” label to my sidebar so these simple, delicious recipes are right at your fingertips. I made the pumpkin version of this cake way back in October and it was delicious…so I figured this may be just as delectable. These Ooey Gooey cakes are so easy to assemble and are quite budget friendly. The recipe is comprised of really basic ingredients, including a cake mix. The result of this cake is truly a man pleasing dessert, males in all age categories swooned over this cake and wanted more. Personally, I thought the recipe was a bit sweet and extremely rich, but if you have a peanut butter and chocolate loving man in your life, whip these babies up for the 14th…they make make his heart flutter just a bit!

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cakes recipe from foodtv.com

1 (18 1/4-ounce) package chocolate cake mix (I used Devil’s Food)
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread peanut butter mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over-bake as the center should be a little gooey.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.

27 Responses to “Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake…”

  1. ~Mrs. Guru~ — February 12, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    MMMM, I want one right now!

  2. Empress Anisa — February 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I subscribe to your blog and never bothered to comment on all the wonderful, luscious recipes… I had to today- looks soooo yummy!
    My kids are sure to love this one…

  3. May — February 12, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    This is dreamy! Love it :)

  4. BeckyO — February 12, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    thanks for the great recipe!! can’t wait to bake them tonite!!!

  5. Hayley — February 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Beautiful pictures, I love the layers. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ingrid — February 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I like ooey gooey cakes, I like peanut butter & chocolate together so I"m think I AM going to like this!! Joe & Babygirl made a ooey gooey cake last year & it was quite sweet I would definitely cute back on some of the sugar!

    Happy V-day & I totally get being hectic!!

  7. pigpigscorner — February 13, 2009 at 6:56 am

    oo layers of my favourites! Delicious!

  8. Michelle — February 13, 2009 at 9:27 am

    OMG! These look the best!

  9. Marysol — February 13, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I’m sold on the Ooey Gooey.

  10. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — February 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    This is yummy. So DAMN good looking and will be a big hit in this house!!

  11. Amy — February 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Mmm, can’t WAIT to try these! I just wanted to say thanks again for all the awesome stuff you sent me from the giveaway – they came in very handy when I was making my great-grandmother’s sugar cookies! I’ve had so much fun with all of it- thanks so much!


  12. Stephanie — February 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Oh my goodness! That looks amazing! I just found your blog and I puffy pink heart your blog! It is super cute and what great recipes!! I am adding it to my follow list. Great job!

  13. Danielle — February 14, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Yum Yum I have made gooey cakes before just never thought about adding peanut butter!

  14. bakingblonde — February 14, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I think I have died and gone to heaven. That looks so sinful and moist, ooey gooey delish!

  15. Bethie — February 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Off to make it! It looks DY-NO-MITE! ;)

  16. Gigi — February 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    That does look ooey, gooey and delicious! YUM!

  17. Elyse — February 17, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I just love this recipe! The finished product is so delicious–does not disappoint! If you like pumpkin, you should try the ooey gooey pumpkin cake version of the recipe!

  18. Kevin — March 2, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Peanut butter and chocolate…mmm…

  19. devills — May 11, 2009 at 4:43 am

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  20. wendy — May 18, 2009 at 4:46 pm


    debbie downer much? mmmm chocolate nom nom nom

  21. Dee — January 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I’m going to make this for my daughter’s 30th birthday but… I’m going to make homemade caramel & put some in the middle then drizzle some of the caramel all over the top & allow it to run down the sides of the cake. I will let you all know how it turns out! MMmmmmm it looks soooo good!

  22. sandy — February 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Love this recipe. I’ve made it several times and it’s always been a hit. I did reduce the powdered sugar by 4 ounces and it wasn’t too sweet, just right and added chocolate and peanut butter chips on top.

  23. Shirlene — June 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I think you had a orange dream cake recipe look good would like to make for my husbands b-day if you wouldn’t mind sharing it again. sorry if im wrong thank you

    • Jamie — September 13th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Shirlene,
      I’m sorry, but I don’t have a recipe like that.
      – Jamie

  24. Delores — April 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Decadent. Made this for spouse’s b- day. Everyone loved it!

  25. Colleen — April 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Are you supposed to refrigerate this after it cools?

    • Jamie Lothridge — May 5th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Hi Colleen,
      It’s actually been more than 5 years since I made this recipe and I honestly don’t remember. I don’t think refrigeration would make a difference to this recipe.
      – Jamie

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