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Chocolate Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

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When it comes to chocolate peanut butter cake, it doesn’t get any better than this Chocolate Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake. A delicious sheet cake, this is a very moist chocolate cake that is topped with a peanut butter frosting layer. Then the whole thing is topped with a chocolate glaze frosting. When it comes to the most amazing chocolate peanut butter cake, there is nothing better than this Texas Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.

If you love Texas sheet cakes, you will also love Valentine’s White Texas Sheet Cake.

chocolate peanut butter texas sheet cake on a white plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

When you are making a Texas sheet cake, the batter and frostings are made slightly different. Instead of creaming together butter and sugar, this recipe uses melted butter. This creates a difference in the cake that keeps it moist and delicious.

Can I Add Peanut Butter Cups to this Texas Sheet Cake?

If you wanted to add a twist to this Texas Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake you can add peanut butter cups to it. The peanut butter cups can be added to the cake batter and used on top as decoration. This adds a special treat to the cake and gives it an incredible flavor.

chocolate peanut butter texas sheet cake on a white plate

How to Keep a Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake Moist

The best way to keep a cake moist is to not overbake it. When the cake it baked for too long it gets dried out. The other way to keep the Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake moist is to make sure the cake is stored properly. This way to cake does not get dried out and stale. Also, whenever possible, do not store the cake in the refrigerator. Sor some cakes, you have to. When a cake has a cream cheese frosting or fruit in it, it needs to be in the refrigerator however, otherwise, the cake can and should be stored at room temperature.

chocolate peanut butter cake on a white plate

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Whole milk
  • Sour cream
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Dark chocolate

How to Make Texas Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 13*18 jelly roll with baking spray.

chocolate peanut butter texas sheet cake ingredients in a bowl

In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, sour cream, and sugar.

cake batter in a bowl

Whisk in the vanilla and egg.

chocolate cake batter

Next, whisk in the flour cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

chocolate cake

Add the batter into the cake pan and bake for 20 minutes. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the cake cool for 10 minutes.

While the cake is cooling, start on the peanut butter layer.

butter and peanut butter in a bowl

To make the peanut butter layer, cream together the peanut butter, vanilla, and salt.

Slowly, add the powdered sugar adding half a cup at a time, to the peanut butter mixture. Scrape the sides and bottom down as needed.

peanut butter filling in a bowl

The icing will seem dry once the sugar is added. Add one teaspoon of milk at a time and beat on medium until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Next, make the chocolate frosting. Combine the butter, milk, corn syrup and vanilla extra together in a small saucepan. Heat it on medium heat until the butter is melted. Decrease the heat to low and add the chocolate. Stir it together until the chocolate is melted.

Remove from heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until it is smooth.

Let the chocolate glaze sit for about 5 minutes until it has cooled slightly and started to thicken just a little bit.

Then slowly pour the chocolate glaze on top and push towards the edges. Let chocolate frosting harden for about 30 minutes.

Serve!

Texas chocolate peanut butter cake on a white plate

chocolate peanut butter texas sheet cake on a white plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

Published By Jill
When it comes to chocolate peanut butter cake, it doesn't get any better than this Texas Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. A delicious sheet cake, this is a very moist chocolate cake that is topped with a peanut butter frosting layer. Then the whole thing is topped with a chocolate glaze frosting. When it comes to the most amazing chocolate peanut butter cake, there is nothing better than this Texas Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 662 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cake Layer:

  • 1 C 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted then cooled for 5 minutes
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 1 TSP baking soda
  • 1/2 TSP salt

Peanut Butter Layer:

  • 3/4 C creamy peanut butter
  • 6 TBSP unsalted butter softened
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1/4 TSP salt
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP regular milk

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 3/4 C 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1/3 C light corn syrup
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 6 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 3 C confectioners’ sugar sifted

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13 x 18 jelly roll pan with butter or spray with Baker’s Joy.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, sour cream and sugar.
  • Whisk in egg and vanilla extract, then whisk in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour batter into prepared jelly roll pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool for 10 minutes then start on peanut butter layer.

Peanut Butter Layer:

  • Cream peanut butter and regular in a stand mixer then add in vanilla and salt.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, one half cup at a time, beating well on medium speed and scrape sides and bottom of bowl as needed.
  • When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk, one teaspoon at a time, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Spread one thick and even layer on the top of the cake. Then prepare the chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Frosting:

  • Combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in small saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted.
  • Remove from heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Let chocolate glaze sit for 5 minutes until it has cooled slightly and started to thicken just a little bit.
  • Then slowly pour on top and push towards the edges. Let chocolate frosting harden – about 30 minutes.
  • Serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 662kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 7gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 266mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 3gSugar: 65gVitamin A: 840IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 2mg
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