A rich and fudgy peanut butter brownie cake recipe that will feed a crowd! Peanut butter cups and chocolate and peanut butter chips are mixed into a chocolate and peanut butter brownie batter, baked, and topped with a fun PB + chocolate drizzle.
It's four days after Valentine's Day, so that means we get to talk about chocolate again, right? Hope so, because I'm digging right back in with this fudgy peanut butter brownie cake. It's a spin on the fudgy dark chocolate brownie cake I shared last year that continues to be a hit with you all, except this time it's loaded with peanut butter flavor. I didn't think you'd mind. 😉
Back to us being in post-Valentine's Day February - when did that happen?! One day I'm wrestling our little fake Christmas tree out of our packed storage closet in late November, and the next it's mid-February and I'm staring at that little fake tree and wondering how it's going to get itself back into that closet. Yikes. In our defense, the lighting in our apartment isn't very good, and we've been enjoying the extra light it gives our living room. I suppose we could just buy a lamp, but with a move on the horizon the last thing I want to do is bring more stuff into our apartment.
Unless, of course, stuff refers to a metric ton of Reese's peanut butter cups...in which case I'm respectfully ignoring my previous statement.
What I used as an excuse to buy all those PB cups? This peanut butter brownie cake. It's a rich, fudgy brownie recipe that includes melted peanut butter chips in the batter, regular peanut butter chips and chopped Reese's peanut butter cups as mix ins, and a peanut butter drizzle on top. Add all that in with a seriously chocolatey batter, semisweet chocolate chips as the third mix in, and a criss-crossed chocolate drizzle and you have yourself one serious dessert.
One last touch that makes this fudgy peanut butter brownie cake extra special is that it's baked in a 9" round cake pan instead of a traditionally square or rectangular pan. This way once it's baked and cooled you can cut it into small wedges that resemble cake slices and feed your crowd. This brownie cake yields a fair amount of servings!
I'm excited to be sharing this peanut butter brownie cake recipe over on Oh Sweet Basil today.
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
Oh yes, I'll take a slice, please! This looks amazing. You really can't go wrong with pb + chocolate. I don't use pb chips nearly often enough!
Consuelo | Earthly Taste says
Me: *spends 2 hours staring at the screen*
Me: *licks the screen*
Peanut butter + chocolate is one of my absolute biggest weaknesses! This cake looks and sounds amazing!
PS I agree - how on earth is it mid-February already???? Crazy.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Can this be my birthday "cake"? Nothing better than chocolate PB!
This looks so good! Brownies are a favorite of mine and I love all the peanut buttery goodness here -- pb&c is one of the best combinations ever! It was so smart to make this into a cake...so much more fun!
This looks amazing!!! We didn't do anything for Valentines, which is fine, but my husband has mentioned it a gazillion times. I think all of the ladies he works with gave him a hard time and he feels guilty haha! So our "date night" is this weekend, I think this is what I am making. You just can't beat peanut butter and chocolate, right?!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
I love that you still have your tree up! It makes me feel not so bad about leaving my daughter's birthday banner up a month past her birthday. 🙂
This brownie cake is the best use for peanut butter cups that I've ever seen! I'd like to dig right in!
I left my nieces birthday banner up for 7 months
Haha glad to hear I'm not alone! We still have a few Christmas things hanging around this year...