O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake: An easy cake recipe to conquer your dessert sweet-tooth craving, that looks like it takes HOURS to make!

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake

It all started with a craving. I kid you not.  I looked at my friend Kate and said, “I want need, chocolate, and a little peanut butter wouldn’t hurt either.”

So we headed to the pantry, and the words “cake,” “toffee,” “salted caramel,” and cream cheese quickly followed.  The experiment was on, and a cake was in the works in the kitchen.
(Kate is my good buddy who loves food as much as I do. When we get together, you can count on recipe creations and 90% of the conversation to revolve around food.)

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

If I were told I could have one last dessert, it would be the caramel fudge pecan cake at Pasta House. (It’s a franchise Italian restaurant that we have here in the midwest.) So keeping $4.99/slice of cake in mind, I wanted to see if we could create something similar for when the craving rears it’s ugly head, hoping I could save a whoppin’ $4.99/slice. I’d like to say that although it’s not the same, (because we added peanut butter) it will sure conquer that sweet-tooth craving that I have.

Did you see the “Snap Chat,” video clip that I shared on Facebook the other day about this glorious cake? I’m still cracking up… —> Snap Chat Clip

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Tutorial & Recipe Below

When I make a cake like this, I LOVE using my two, 10-inch cake pans.  They make large round cakes that look stupendous on my Martha Stewart Cake Stand!

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

While the cakes are cooling, it’s a great time to mix up the frosting, and chill it in the fridge if you like.

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

Yes, I took a bite of the frosting straight off of the spoon, before we smeared it on. 

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Frosting.

After spreading the frosting on the bottom cake, top it with the other and spread that frosting on the top as thick as you like.  (Don’t go too crazy with the frosting for the middle part.  The frosting can be a bit “slippery,” and we don’t want this precious thing slipping in to the floor.)

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

Toffee Bits.

The toffee pieces are my kryptonite.  Sprinkle the remaining half on the top and press on to the sides of the cake, to cover the middle layer of frosting.

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

Salted caramel.

Yep. It just drizzles on so heavenly like that.  I bought the Smucker’s salted caramel ice cream topping, but any will do!

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of devils food chocolate cake mix (mixed according to box directions.)
  • 2 - 8oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups (divided) of chocolate covered toffee pieces. (I used Heath toffee bits.)
  • Salted caramel ice cream topping for drizzle

Instructions

  1. Mix cake mix according to package directions. (The mix I used required water, eggs, and vegetable oil.)
  2. Split batter between 2 greased, 10-in. cake pans.
  3. Bake according to package directions.
  4. While allowing cake to cook, mix together the cream cheese, butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk in a separate bowl.
  5. Mix in one cup of toffee bits in to the mixture.
  6. (Chill for 10-15 minutes if desired, to create a firmer texture for spreading.)
  7. Frost one cake with the peanut butter-cream cheese mixture.
  8. Stack other cake on top, and frost the top with the mixture.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining toffee bits on to the top of the cake, and in to the middle sides of the cake if desired.
  10. Drizzle caramel topping as desired.
  11. Refrigerate any left overs.
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O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake

This cake literally only lasted (and keep in mind how huge this thing is) 12 hours. With giving only a quarter of it to our neighbors and a couple of slices to our babysitter… we took care of the rest.  It was incredible and will now be a favorite in our house for sure!

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake

  1. Miriam Warner says:

    This looks AMAZING! Hits all of my granddaughter’s favorites in one cake. Fabulous. I’m confused though…does both the peanut butter AND the butter go into the frosting? Both are listed in the ingredients but then the p-butter disappears. Did you mean butter(s) plural in the frosting mixology? Thanks. Can’t wait to make this.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Miriam! I’m so glad that you asked! YES! The peanut butter goes in to the frosting as well as the butter! So sorry about that. I’ve updated the recipe! I hope your granddaughter enjoys it!

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