Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is the ultimate indulgence, with layers of thick peanut butter filling and rich dark chocolate cake. Then, it's topped with a dreamy chocolate glaze for good measure.


To prepare the chocolate cake, preheat the oven to 325°F, butter and line three 8-inch cake pans, and mix cocoa powder with sour cream and hot water. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.


Beat butter, shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla in a mixer, then alternately add dry and cocoa mixtures to the bowl. Divide the batter into pans and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool, then prepare a filling by beating butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, salt, and confectioners’ sugar, adding chocolate chips.


For frosting, whisk confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder, then cream butter, cream cheese, salt, and add the cocoa-sugar mixture. For the glaze, melt chocolate, butter, and corn syrup.


Assemble the cake by layering with peanut butter filling, frosting, and topping with glaze and peanut butter whoppers. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving at room temperature.