Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 12 servings


This yummy Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting blends two favorite flavors in one treat. It will quickly become a favorite!


  • CAKE
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

COMBINE flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixer bowl. Add milk, water, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract; blend until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes (batter will be thin). Pour into prepared pans. Sprinkle 1/3 cup morsels over each cake.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Creamy Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Frosting.

remaining morsels in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Beat cream cheese, melted morsels, vanilla extract and salt in small mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.


by J. Julie , Calgary, AA on Jun. 2010

A beautiful perfectly rich cake for all ages!

Rich and Yummy Cake

by C. Carol , Clinton, Utah on Nov. 2009

Loved this cake, it was wonderful! My son-in-law said it was the best cake he's ever eaten. I had a little trouble finding the Nestle Toll House Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels. Today I saw them on sale and bought 3 packages for future baking and eating pleasure.

Easy to make

by K. Kenyon , Ballston Spa, NY on Aug. 2009

I made this cake for my mother-in-law's birthday. It was so good and easy to make. Only problem I had was when I took the cakes out of the pans, many of the morsels stayed on the pan. Like they sunk and melted to the pan. Maybe I took it out of the pan too early? But I would def. make again!!

A new favorite

by T. Tina , LEBANON, NJ on Jun. 2009

I made this cake twice in one week for two different occassions- both times it received rave reviews. The cake was moist and the icing was delicious. However, I might consider switching the mixture of peanut butter and chocolate chips for plain pb chips for a subtle change. A few said the mixture for the icing had a mocha flavor, though no one complained about it. A new one for my repetoire of recipes...

Kids Love Cupcakes

by a. ann , , on Jun. 2009

This recipe made into cupcakes were a BIG hit at a recent kid birthday bash. I sprinkled crushed peanuts over the top. WARNING: check with guests parents ahead of time to make sure no children have peanut allergies.

Nice change from just chocolate

by M. M. , San Diego, CA on May. 2009

Had a peanut butter chocolate cake a couple of years ago for one of my granddaughters birthday that her aunt had made. It was so fantastic! Now with this recipe, I can make one hopefully as good as her aunt made. No competition, just a compliment to her great baking skills.

Rich Chocolate Cake With Creamy Peanut Butter Fros

by B. Beverly , YOUNGSTOWN, NY on May. 2009

My favorite chocolate cake, now even better with peanut butter added. I have been asked to make it again for a grandchild's birthday this coming month.

Chocolate Cake and Peanut Butter Lover Frosting

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on Apr. 2008

This cake is very easy to make and very delicious to eat. My family love chocolate and peanut Butter together. Went I make this cake they said it was awesome they love it. I will definatey be makeing this again.

A nice change from plain ol' chocolate

by Y. Y , TX on Oct. 2007

Chocolate is great but this was really nice for an office full of women who live for the stuff. Chocolate but with a change.

Love the combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butte

by L. Linda , ALTOONA, PA on Jun. 2007

The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a classic. My kids make a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for my birthday every year. This one was great, and easy to make.