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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Layered Chocolate Cake

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Layered Chocolate Cake by Picky Palate

Oh boy, this cake is a dream. Β I made it for my sweet Mom’s birthday while they were visiting this week…..and it’s safe to say we liked it πŸ™‚

You’ll find eggless peanut butter cookie dough layered between 2 homemade chocolate cakes topped with my double chocolate frosting. Β Find a special occasion to make this cake ASAP!

Enjoy friends!

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Bake your cakes and let them cool.

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While your cakes are cooling, make the peanut butter cookie dough layer. Start with some flour!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

Add your peanut butter, butter, sugars, vanilla and milk.

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Yes please!

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Let’s start the frosting shall we?

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Oh yah!!

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You gotta try a lick.

Layering Cake

Place your cooled cake onto your cake stand, top with a nice thick layer of peanut butter cookie dough and top with second cake.

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Frost all sides of this baby!

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Unwrap 20 or so of these little bites and top them on the center of your cake if desired.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Layered Chocolate Cake


  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup canola oil

Eggless Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk

Double Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 20 mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray two 9 inch cake pans with cooking spray and the bottoms lined with parchment paper.
  2. Heat the milk in a microwave safe bowl until hot, about 45-60 seconds. Remove and add chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 minute then stir to melt.
  3. In a stand mixer, mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and baking soda to combine. Slowly add the eggs, sour cream, oil and melted chocolate mixture until combined. Divide batter between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and let cool. Remove cakes from pans.
  4. To prepare cookie dough, beat butter and peanut butter until creamy and smooth. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, flour and milk mixing until thick and cookie dough consistency.
  5. To prepare frosting, beat butter until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar and cocoa until thick. Beat in melted chocolate. Stack one cake on top of a cake plate and top with peanut butter cookie dough layer. Top with second cake and Frost entire cake. Top with halved Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

Makes 10 Servings


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  1. 51
    Melissa says:

    I made this cake for my son’s birthday over the weekend and it was AMAZING! Everyone just loved it!

    I did have some of the same issues as other people with the printed version listing incorrect instructions πŸ™‚ Also, I found in my oven I needed to cook the cake for almost 40 minutes instead of just 30. Over all, great cake and I will be making it again FOR SURE! Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. 52
    Michelle says:

    I made this for my hubbys birthday this week and it was AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! πŸ™‚

  3. 53
    Amanda M says:

    I am making this cake right now and the batter is delicious. It’s in the oven. For the frosting is that semi sweet Choco chips or milk chocolate again?

  4. 54

    I need this chocolate and peanut butter cake in my life. I would never have thought to use cookie dough as a cake layer. Mmmmmmmmmm.

  5. 55
    Jackie says:


    What kind of chocolate chips did you use for the frosting recipe.

  6. 56
    Ana says:

    OMG!!! This is death by peanut butter and chocolate!! I bake on a regular basis and have tried a great many cakes – this beats them all!! I melted PB cups into the frosting and chopped up PB cups into the middle layer for extra yumminesss. Wow wow wow!!! Thank you for sharing!!!! Xoxoxoxoxo

  7. 57

    Awesome just pin and add on my Pinterest -chocolate

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    Samantha says:

    I made this for my sister’s birthday recently. It’s only the 2nd homemade cake I’ve ever made. This cake changed my life. I LOVE chocolate, and I’ve never had a chocolate cake this good. I doubt I will ever find a cake as satisfying (or addicting) as this. Next time I’m going to make it without the peanut butter cookie dough and I’m sure it will be equally amazing.

    My birthday is next week and I just know any cake I have will be disappointing after having this cake!

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    seeba says:

    Hi Jenny I just wondered how much was 1 stick of butter in measurements?

  14. 64
    Danielle says:

    Hi! Im going to make this for my daughters 2nd bday/thanksgiving! Question: in the frosting it says 2 sticks of butter… im in Canada and was wondering if a stick is 1 pound ( about 2 cups), i wouldnt doubt that there is that much butter in there but wanted to make sure!! Thanks alot!!!!!!!

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    leanne says:

    this looks amazing!i will be making it for a friend’s birthday this week- quick question, i need to make it ahead of time, can i just leave it in the fridge? i’ll probably be making it the night before or the morning of. thanks!!

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