Chocolate Peanut Butter Wacky Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Wacky Cake

71 Reviews 6 Pics
Teryl Shryack
Recipe by  Teryl Shryack

“Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. This recipe has been a favorite for birthdays in my family for years. The cake is very moist.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 -9 x 13 inch cake



  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and white sugar.
  2. To the sifted ingredients, add the 10 tablespoons butter or margarine, vinegar, and warm water. Mix thoroughly, but do not beat. Pour batter into ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove cake from oven, but keep it in the pan.
  4. Cream together peanut butter, brown sugar, milk, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Spread icing onto cake. Place under broiler until brown and bubbly.

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Disappointed. After all the great reviews, I can't say this was a hit. Peanut Butter topping was nothing special. The cake itself was very good and quite moist. By the way 10 tablespoons of butter is a smidge under 2/3 of a cup. UPDATE: I just frosted the cake with Butter Cream! MUCH BETTER!



I have made this cake many, many times and every time it turns out even more yummier than the last time!! All my kids ask for this cake on their's always gone in one day (we have 5 kids!) Try it you'll love it!! Use whatever frosting you like. I always make my own. Sometimes vanilla, sometimes peanut butter, sometimes creme cheese.



Very good once I followed the recipe in full. I tried to get off easy by not broiling but the icing was much too grainy that way. I also stirred chocolate and peanut butter chips into the cake batter and sprinkled some on the top.

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Amount Per Serving (18 total)

  • Calories
  • 314 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 51.9 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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