Author: Mary Ellen
Recipe type: Cake, dessert
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Serves: Serves 8 – 10
For the chocolate and peanut butter lovers in your family, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Ooey Gooey Butter Cake if sure to become a family favorite dessert.
- 1 German Chocolate Cake Mix
- 1/2 cup butter – melted
- 1 egg
- 2nd Layer
- 8 Peanut Butter Cups – large one
- 3 small Butterfinger Candy Bars
- Cream Cheese Layer
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 4 cups confectionery sugar
- Chocolate topping
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, 325 degrees if using a glass pan.
- Combine the cake mix, egg and butter together. Beat until it is combined. Spray a 9 x 12 pan with cooking spray and then put the cake mix layer over the bottom. Pat it down.
- Cut the large peanut butter cups into 4 pieces. Roughly chop the Butterfingers. Spread evenly over the cake layer.
- Combine the cream cheese, vanilla and peanut butter together until combined. Add the eggs one at a time and mix them in. Add the butter. When this is all combined together add the confectionery sugar. Spread evenly over the candy bar layer.
- Bake for about 50 minutes. I used a glass pan and it took just over an hour. The mixture will be puffed up in the center when done. It will jiggly just slightly. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Melt the chocolate for 1 minute in the microwave. Add the oil. Stir until combined. Spread over the top of the cream cheese layer.