Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 15

Description

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosting is the perfect combination. This recipe works great with left over holiday candy, and by using chocolate cake mix, is a snap to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 (2.1 oz ea) NESTLÉ BABY RUTH Candy Bars, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 large egg yolks

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions, adding peanut butter before mixing. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 30 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

PLACE chopped Baby Ruth and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until Baby Ruth is melted. Combine evaporated milk, sugar, coconut, peanuts and egg yolks in medium bowl. Add to Baby Ruth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes; stir.

FROST cake with Baby Ruth frosting. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.

Wonderful Frosting

by R. Robin , Junction City, AR on Aug. 2008

The frosting on this cake is wonderful. I made it for guest and it was a big hit. The cake was a little dry to me. The frosting is also wonderful topping for ice-cream.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Baby Ruth Frosti

by L. Leslee , Tucson, AZ on Mar. 2007

Thought the cake was tasty, but a bit dry and crumbly. I would probably leave the peanut butter out of the cake. Frosting was good, but very difficult to slice.

ummm good

by T. Tonya , Jackson, TN on Feb. 2007

This is an exceptional recipe....really enjoyed will make again

GOOD Baby Ruth Cake

by M. MARGIE , Pell City, AL on Sep. 2006

The cake was very good but alittle crumbly. I loved the icing. Good combination of flavors. I didn't put the coconut in it, because I don't like it. But will add next time because my husband does.

CAN'T STAY AWAY!

by k. kathy , GRAND FORKS, ND on May. 2006

This is a scrumptious cake. You could put any frosting on this cake. The cake is very good alone. BUT, you "must" try this frosting. Easy to make. It will be one of my favorite recipes from now on. Thank you

What a hit!

by J. Janken , TEMPLETON, MA on Mar. 2006

This cake was a hit with my 13 year old son and his friends. They all want me to make it again the next time they come over.I also had a coupke of mom's call for the recipe! It was very easy to make.

wonderful dessert!

by K. Krista , ROCHESTER, MN on Mar. 2006

This is one of the best cake recipes I've come across. The flavors are exceptional, and your house smells awesome when it's cooking. Very easy to make. The peanut butter flavor in the cake is just perfect. This is one recipe I'll be sharing.

best cake ever

by G. Gail , FLAT ROCK, MI on Mar. 2006

I MADE THIS CAKE FOR MY HUSBANDS BIRTHDAY AND HE WOULDN'T LET ANYONE ELSE HAVE A PIECE AFTER HE TASTED IT. I HAD TO BAKE ANOTHER ONE. I WILL BE MAKING THIS CAKE OFTEN!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake

by C. Cheryl , Bradford, PA on Nov. 2005

If you are a Peanut Butter lover You will not be able to resist a second piece.

Amazing Cake

by L. LAURA , MANTACHIE, MS on Nov. 2005

I made this cake for my mother-in-laws birthday because Baby Ruth's are her favorite candy bar. She was crazy about the cake! This is one of the best tasting and moist cakes I have ever made. I will definitely be making this again.