Peanut Butter Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe Tastes Like a Peanut Butter Cup by 30Seconds Food

Peanut Butter Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe Tastes Like a Peanut Butter Cup

Snack cakes are great when you don't want a big cake sitting in the kitchen tempting you all week. Is it a snack, a bread, or is it a dessert? Who cares?! This moist peanut butter chocolate cake recipe tastes like a peanut butter cup, and that's all we care about. All that matters is that this delicious chocolate peanut butter, simple cake recipe is moist and full of the flavors we love.

The easy chocolate cake is made with flour, brown sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. The square cake bakes in the oven for about 35 minutes before it can be cut and enjoyed by all.

Be sure to grease and flour your cake pan so the cake releases without any stress. You can also use parchment paper. Bring it up over the sides of the cake so you can lift it out. There's nothing worse than when a cake sticks to the pan. Keep the leftover cake covered on the counter so it stays moist. Happy baking!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 square cake


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla  
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. 
  2. Add the water, vegetable oil and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  3. Fold in the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into a greased and floured square cake pan (or line it with parchment paper).
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Another great recipe by the looks of it - but would you recommend an 8 or 9 inch square pan (as the difference affects the bake time)?
Thanks, and a belated Happy New Year to all!
Donna John
I usually use an 8x8-inch, but you could definitely use a 9x9 as well.
Wow, does this look good, and simple too...
I don't see eggs in the recipe..?
Ann Marie Patitucci
You had me at chocolate AND peanut butter!

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