What a terrific sheet cake. It's rich and chocolately and almost brownie-like. I couldn't taste the peanut butter, but that didn't seem to matter to others who devoured it. I used toasted almond pieces in place of the pecans.
Just made this cake for a friend's birthday, and it was great! I substituted applesauce for the oil, and didn't bother measuring the chocolate chips or pecans (which means that I probably added much more than the original recipe called for). I think it ended up baking for about 45 minutes.
Delicious! Nice and moist with a yummy smooth peanut butter filling. The cake did have "craters" in it where the filling was but it still cooked through nicely!!
To save some time I cheated and used Betty Crocker German Choc Cake mix for the "cake" part. Added 1/4 c sifted flour to the pb batter to stiffen it up a little. Made this in two 8" round cake pans and spread the pb mixture on top of the chocolate batter. After the cakes cooled slightly I spread a small amount of milk choc/cream cheese frosting between the two layer cakes and a thin layer on top and sides. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, KitchenCraftsnMore.
I found the same magazine and bought it at a garage sale for 10 cents and loved everything in it. I made this cake for all the potlucks and parties I attended, and for my friends and family's birthdays. Everyone always loved it. It isn't overpowering - the perfect mix of peanut butter and chocolate. It is especially great served warm because the chocolate chips melt out like in a cookie. It takes a bit more time to make than a boxed cake, but it certainly worth it. I recently wanted to make it for my boyfriend's birthday, but couldn't find my copy of the magazine. I searched the internet and found your posting. Thanks so much for putting it on here - you really saved the day!! :o)
Moist, and much more exciting than just regualar chocolate cake. Easy to make, although I cooked mine for 40 minutes.
A wonderful marriage of chocolate and peanut butter. I made this for my boss' Grandfather's funeral and it was a hit. I made it again for my family and friends and it was devoured. Thanks for a delicious recipe.