Saturday, May 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Gooey Cake

This peanut butter filling is absolutely AMAZING. I swear if I ended up stranded on a desert island and had only one thing to eat the rest of my life it would be this filling.  Ok, so that isn't realistic I'd probably eat coconuts or something on a desert island but still a girl can dream right!  This filling is so rich and creamy that I honestly have trouble pouring it into the prepared pan to bake it because I could just spoon it into my mouth instead.  Which is why I rarely make this recipe because it is just too good to have one piece!  I've been making this recipe for a year or so now and have tried a few other gooey cake flavors but this is by far my favorite one.  It is a Paula Deen recipe and can't really remember if I got it from Food Network or one of my many Paula Deen cookbooks but it is a must try! 

Peanut Butter Gooey Cake

1 (18 1/4-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temp.
1 c. creamy peanut butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer or whisk attachment of your mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.  To make the filling: In a large bowl or your mixer with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread peanut butter mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.   Allow to cool completely before cutting.  I like to put parchment paper or aluminum foil in the bottom of my pan so once it is cooled I can remove it completely to slice.

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  1. I've never made a peanut butter gooey cake but I love the way it sounds. Plus, with the chocolate crust, I know it's a winner! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

  2. Oh my gosh, being Paula Deen I know it is good. I have made several of her recipes and this looks so delicious. I love recipes that are made from ingredients you usually have in the cupboard. Thanks for linking it up!

  3. Peanuts butter and gooey in one sentence? I'm already drooling! I know exactly what you mean by saying that one piece is not enough and I bet I'd eat the whole batch of the filling :D

  4. WOW! Your pictures are so delicious looking! I want to eat everything you posted on your blog.

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  5. Peanut Butter Gooey? Had to check it out. Yes, definitely drool worthy.

  6. Yum! This looks sinfully delicious! Thanks for stopping by.. I'm your newest follower!

  7. Paula is the queen of gooey cakes! I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter, and I'm sure this is no exception. I want to grab one of those tasty bars right off of my computer screen! :)

  8. Yummy stuff here!! My family loves peanut butter, will have to try this recipe soon. Happy to be a new follower of you blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)


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  9. Thanks for all the comments, glad you guys are liking the recipes and pictures. This truly is as good as it looks, and yeah sometimes just making the filling to eat is so sinful but can't be helped!

  10. ooey gooey goodness!! this looks sooo good! do you think i could substitute soynut butter? we've got a new found peanut allergy. also, i'd love if you would share this at my 1st ever tip-toe thru tuesdays link party! @

    :) andiejaye

  11. Oh my gosh, I've tried gooey butter cake before but your peanut butter version takes the cake, literally. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. Coming by tomorrow to link up to your Whisking Wednesday.

  12. What a great idea to combine choc and peanut butter in a gooey cake. It looks delicious!

  13. Oh Wow!!! I love Peanut butter, I love Chocolate, and I love cake...I think I would love this!!! Need to bookmark it right now!! Thanks for sharing

  14. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :)

  15. Oh I wished that I was able to reach through my computer screen and get one of those. I have listed this recipe in my Friday Finds and Frugal Tips post and linked it up to Friday Favorites at Finding Joy in My Kitchen. Have a safe flight to Japan.

  16. Love your blog!! I am definitely going to be your new follower :) I would love it if you followed me to @ that would be great :) I am just starting out, but I am excited to share new recipes, crafts, and makeup.. And Giving away giveaways on mineral make-up!

  17. These look so yummy. Love your blog come and check out my blog

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