Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake | Cookies and Cups

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.

MY OTHER RECIPES

 

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.

 

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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Coffee Cake


Description

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 9×13 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.

 

41 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. shelly

      You could easily omit the peanut butter cups, and sprinkle with more chocolate chips and drizzle with peanut butter. Just heat the peanut butter up a bit and drizzle that with the white chocolate. I bet that would look pretty and taste great!

  3. Cindy

    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

  4. gary

    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.

  5. Yvonne Z

    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!!

  6. 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

  7. andrea

    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!

  8. GRAMPS

    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?

  9. Marilyn

    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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