A Devil’s food crust topped with a peanut butterย ooey gooey layer. There are few things more decadent in this world.

We spent the day with friends swimming, playing cornhole, passing babies around, and eating copious amounts of really good food. You know…the kind of day where you’re not so concerned that naptime is being missed or that your diet has just gone out the window. A day that’s full of sunscreen and dotted with cake batter truffles. It ended with sunkissed cheeks,ย baths, and The Sandlot in jammies.

It was a good day.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake | The Girl Who Ate Everything
If you’ve ever had gooey butter cake you know that it’s a melt in your mouth slice of heaven. It’s super rich; a small slice will do ya.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake | The Girl Who Ate EverythingThe crust is made out of Devil’s food cake mix but you certainly use regular chocolate cake mix too.Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake | The Girl Who Ate Everything
Can you believe I almost forgot the stick of butter in the filling. That would be a not so gooey butter cake. Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake | The Girl Who Ate Everything

The hardest part will be waiting for these to cool. If you have any sort of self-discipline, a good 4-5 hours is suitable for cooling. Guess how long I waited?

Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake | The Girl Who Ate Everything
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

Ingredients

Cake:
  • 1 18.25-oz package Devil's food cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
Filling:
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 16 ounce box powdered sugar (3 3/4 cups)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  2. For the cake: Combine all the ingredients and mix well with a mixer; press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. For the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth; add the eggs, vanilla, and butter. Beat together. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture over the cake mixture and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, Do not overbake, the center will be a little gooey but will set up as it cools.
  5. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe Notes

Source: Food.com