Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake

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Cake for breakfast  is an important part of my day.

Many mornings it actually saves my sanity.

I mean, I know everyone is drinking those green juice things, and while I drink those too, on occasion, I really have found that cake in the morning is better for my health.

Especially chocolate cake with peanut butter cups.

 

And when you call a cake “coffee cake”, it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy pre-10am.

The universe says so.  I mean, I didn’t invent coffee cake.  I just follow along with the masses.

 

And another thing…

Make it.

 

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake.
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake | Cookies and Cups

The cake is super yummy, starting with a whopping 2 cups of sour cream in the batter…

PhotobucketAnd also you use Devil’s Food Cake mix and pudding.

There is no way that this could be bad.

PhotobucketThe batter is ridiculous. Stupid good.

PhotobucketAfter you sample a respectable amount of the batter, spread what’s left into a 9×13…

PhotobucketBake it up.

Don’t forget about your peanut butter cups.  Like that’s possible.

PhotobucketAnd when the cake is baked, sprinkle those on top of the cake…

PhotobucketThen, to make it extra pretty, melt some white chocolate and drizzle that all over the toppity top.

PhotobucketYes.

Please.

Thankyouverymuch.

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake | Cookies and Cups

Also, eating with a mini fork is bound to enhance your coffee cake experience.

 

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake
 
serves 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (18.25 oz) package Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 (3.9 oz) package Instant Chocolate Pudding (4 servings)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray or grease a 9x13 pan
  3. In stand mixer beat sour cream and butter together, add cake mix, dry pudding mix and eggs. Beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Turn mixer to low and add in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake approx 30 minutes until center is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups evenly on top of cake.
  6. Melt white chips in microwave or over a double boiler and drizzle on top of cake and peanut butter cups.
  7. Let cake cool and cut into squares when ready to serve.
Notes
I melted my white chocolate chips in a ziplock bag in the microwave and snipped off the end and squeezed the white chocolate on my cake. Makes for easy clean up!
This cake is even better the next day.

 

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Sue/the view from great island
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January 27, 2013 5:26 pm

Very clever of you to call this a coffee cake—I’m all for cake in the morning, and I agree with you, I think it’s healthier that way!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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January 27, 2013 5:50 pm

Shelly this looks insanely decadent and I would love a slice! 2 sticks of butter, 2 cups of sour cream, and all those PB Cups, and white/dark choc chips….I can’t even imagine how rich this must be! I like the way you think!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
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January 27, 2013 6:29 pm

Oh my word, this looks fantastic!!!

Karly
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January 27, 2013 6:41 pm

I am not sure that this is actually even legal to eat for breakfast, but I’m willing to risk it.

Joanne
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January 27, 2013 10:08 pm

I’m with you…if it has the word coffee in it, it’s totally breakfasty! Mocha too.

Ala
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January 27, 2013 10:58 pm

I need you in my house, pronto. Cake needs to happen here before 10 AM and be seriously condoned–I like how you think, girl! This breakfast looks totally delectable and legit.

Cookbook Queen
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January 27, 2013 11:40 pm

So what you’re saying is….I’m allowed to have candy for breakfast.

Yes, I knew I made you President for a reason.

DessertForTwo
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January 28, 2013 8:22 am

I adore cake for breakfast. It’s part of being Southern. I think we invented calling cake ‘coffee cake’ to eat in the morning. It’s a glorious thing. You’re welcome 😉

Liz
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January 28, 2013 9:32 am

Love everything in this coffee cake! Now if I could just have a piece to try it….that would be perfect! :)

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
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January 28, 2013 9:48 am

YES,YES,YES! Love this! Can’t wait to try!

Prairie Princess
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January 28, 2013 9:52 am

You are a genius. I think if people had candy and cake for breakfast there would be a lot less grouchy people in the world. Amen.

JulieD
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January 28, 2013 10:09 am

Love this!! I need this now!!

Rieneke
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Rieneke
January 28, 2013 10:10 am

This looks great, but in the Netherlands where I live we have nothing that resembles those peanutbutter cups that go on top :-(

Maria
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January 28, 2013 10:44 am

I was planning on eating healthy this week…until I saw your cake:)

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
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January 28, 2013 11:07 am

Do they make peanut butter pudding? If so I would like to try that mixed in here.

Shaina
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January 28, 2013 11:20 am

By sample a “respectable amount of batter” do you mean a full cup? What? The batter is the best part. Raw egg, shmaw egg.

Jess
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January 28, 2013 12:18 pm

Oh my these look delicious!! :)

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
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January 28, 2013 2:03 pm

yes please! I love any kind of coffee cake! Great twist

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
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January 28, 2013 2:37 pm

Oh yeah, this would definitely start the day off better!

Shiloh Barkley
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January 28, 2013 2:47 pm

not believing it. it looks like a dressed up brownie. get back to me when you have a peanut butter cup chocolate coffee cake.

Cindy
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Cindy
January 28, 2013 2:52 pm

Could you possibly bake the peanut butter cups along with the brownies? What would that do? As you can see, I’m pretty lazy and I’m all for skipping a step if possible. hee hee

gary
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gary
January 28, 2013 3:51 pm

There is a very funny old Bill Cosby video on youtube – “Dad is great. He gives us chocolate cake.” He is feeding his kids weekend breakfast. They convince him to give them cake, then sell him out when their mother shows up.

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
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January 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Oh dear, woman. This would save my sanity too. What would really save my sanity, is you just making it for me. Thanks :)

Emily
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Emily
January 28, 2013 5:59 pm

You’re so amazing! Everything you come up with is even better than the last cake, cookie, etc. I can’t wait to make this!

Tahny
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January 28, 2013 6:20 pm

Totally believing this, girl! 😉 What a great recipe! I’m guessing you’re the type that eats cold pizza in the morning too?!?!?!!

Yvonne Z
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Yvonne Z
January 28, 2013 7:19 pm

What’s wrong with cold pizza in the morning??? I can’t wait to try this(like tomorrow morning). Actually the authorities on this subject say that eating your sweets early in the day(like breakfast) help you to lose weight because you don’t crave them so much through the day. Who knew!!

Tahny
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January 29, 2013 5:12 am

Love the tip to eat desserts in the morning! I’m convinced! Pizza in the morning….so good!

Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
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January 28, 2013 10:01 pm

Ooo I love sour cream in chocolate cake! And sour cream coffee cake is totes okay, even encouraged, for breakfast. and pb is good for you…and goes in those icky healthy smoothies…so really adding it to this coffee cake is like adding a protein boost 😉 YUM

beth - slice of southern
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January 28, 2013 10:20 pm

You are hysterical! Just love your writing…and the coffee cake before 10am doesn’t hurt either!!

Sheila
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Sheila
January 28, 2013 10:56 pm

Shelly, Shelly, Shelly!!!! (Sorry, that’s all I can say……. lol)

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings
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January 29, 2013 12:30 pm

absolutely making this cake for breakfast!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake
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January 29, 2013 5:35 pm

Oh I am all about Chocolate Cake for breakfast! Looks wonderful!

vanillasugarblog
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January 30, 2013 3:04 pm

seriously.
my love of coffee cake now with pb.
brilliant idea!!!!

andrea
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andrea
January 30, 2013 7:09 pm

This looks amazing! Have all the ingredients and just one question before making it….do you sprinkle the pb cups on the top while the cake is still hot?
Can’t wait to get started!
thanks!

GRAMPS
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GRAMPS
January 31, 2013 6:43 pm

MADE THIS TODAY. AFTER 30 MINUTES AT 350, THE CENTER WAS STILL VERY “JIGGLY” SO. LEFT IT IS FOR ANOTHER 20 MINUTES. STILL “JIGGLY” SO GAVE IT ANOTHER 20 MINUTES, HAVEN’T LOOKED AT IT SINCE BUT HAD TO TAKE IT OUT SINCE EDGES WERE GETTING OVER COOKED.
HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH MY OVEN TEMP. HAVE TO CHECK AGAIN. ONLY OTHER THING IS THAT I NOTICE THAT I USED “LIGHT” SOUR CREAM.
JUST STOLE A TASTE OF THE CENTER—FANTASTIC BUT STILL NOT COOKED.

WHAT THE HECK HAVE I DONE. MISCOUNT THE EGGS?

Marilyn
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Marilyn
August 28, 2013 1:31 pm

made this yummy cake, took longer to bake about an hour probably my oven . Sure it will be a hit. The coffe cake cookies were a hit with grandchildren and inlaws.

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