This super simple chocolate peanut butter dump cake is the perfect summer dessert. It’s easy to make, comes out perfectly every time, and it’s super indulgent.
Chocolate peanut butter is a classic combination for a reason, right? My chocolate peanut butter dump cake is no exception to the rule. It’s loaded with your favorite flavors and textures.
Make a batch of this easy dessert to share at your next party, gathering, or potluck. A simple cake mix recipe that everyone will want the recipe for, be prepared to share 🙂
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What the heck is a dump cake?
If you have never made a dump cake you are probably thinking that I’m crazy and this is going to be some kind of mess…that’s okay. Once you try it out you’ll never want to go back to having to mix things up.
Dump cakes are essentially cakes or desserts that use cake mixes that do not need to be mixed up. They get “dumped” into the pan and then layered with butter or some other kind of oil or moisture and then the magic happens.
You don’t have to do any mixing. I know it seems odd and it doesn’t seem like it should work but it does…somehow…hence the magic bit.
Kitchen essentials for making cake mix recipes and easy desserts:
If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes like a chocolate peanut butter dump cake and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.
I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.
Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!
What you’ll need to make a chocolate peanut butter dump cake:
There’s nothing complicated about this chocolate peanut butter dump cake and that means no fancy or weird ingredients! For this simple cake recipe you will need chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, milk, Reese’s mini peanut butter cups, creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipping cream, butter, cool whip, and chocolate syrup. All pretty simple and easy to get your hands on.
The nice thing about dump cakes is that they’re really forgiving so you won’t have to worry about the brands making much of a difference in terms of the final product.
As always, you can find the full amounts and ingredients list in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post! A lot of these ingredients you can keep on hand so that all you have to grab at the store is the dairy products if they’re not typically on your weekly shopping list!
How to make this easy chocolate peanut butter cake mix recipe:
This recipe is pretty straightforward. Like all of our recipes we are using a cake mix and turning it into something just a little bit unexpected. This delicious chocolate peanut butter dump cake is going to blow you away. It’s very simple to make so let’s dive in and check it out.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix together 1 cake mix, pudding, and milk until smooth
Fold in 1 package of Reese’s candy
Pour into a 13×9 baking dish prepared with nonstick spray
In a separate bowl, use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and whipping cream
Spread over cake batter mixture
Sprinkle on 2nd box of cake mix and then pour melted butter over the top
Bake for 35-45 minutes, allow to cool completely
Spread cool whip on top of cooled cake, sprinkle on remaining Reese’s candy, and drizzle on chocolate syrup
Serve & enjoy!
Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?
If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.
There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.
Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling.
Printable Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake Recipe:
- 2 boxes chocolate cake mix
- 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 2 - 5 oz bags Resse’s mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 8 oz tub cool whip
- Chocolate syrup for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix together 1 cake mix, pudding, and milk until smooth
- Fold in 1 package of Reese’s candy
- Pour into a 13x9 baking dish prepared with nonstick spray
- In a separate bowl, use a hand mixer to beat cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and whipping cream
- Spread over cake batter mixture
- Sprinkle on 2nd box of cake mix and then pour melted butter over the top
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, allow to cool completely
- Spread cool whip on top of cooled cake, sprinkle on remaining Reese’s candy, and drizzle on chocolate syrup
- Serve & enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 6g
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