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Peanut Butter Layered Chocolate Cake

This homemade chocolate cake is layered with peanut butter cookie dough and topped with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups! The perfect cake to celebrate your loved ones!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best chocolate cake, best chocolate cake recipe, chocolate cake, chocolate cake recipe, chocolate peanut butter cake, death by chocolate cake, easy chocolate cake, easy chocolate cake recipe, homemade chocolate cake, how to make chocolate cake, moist chocolate cake recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 1034kcal
Author Jenny
Cost 10


Homemade 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray two 9 inch cake pans with cooking spray and the bottoms lined with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 1034kcal | Carbohydrates: 161g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 120g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 5mg