Broiled Peanut Butter Crunch Cake

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“Peanut butter cake with a crunchy peanut butter topping. Serious peanut butter lovers only.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Spray a 13 × 9-inch pan with Baker’s Joy.
  3. Place the cake mix, water, 1/3 cup peanut butter, oil, and eggs in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low until incorporated. Scrape down bowl, then beat mixture on medium for 2 minutes longer. Pour batter into prepared cake pan. Shake pan to smooth out evenly.
  4. Bake cake for 32 to 37 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool while assembling topping.
  5. Topping:
  6. Place the brown sugar, cream, ¼ cup of peanut butter, and butter in a medium mixing bowl. Beat on low until just combined, 30 seconds. Spread topping over the hot cake, spread peanuts over top.
  7. Move the oven rack to the second position from the top and preheat the broiler to medium.
  8. Place the cake under the broiler until the topping is bubbly and browned, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Do not let it overcook. Let cake rest for ten minutes, then slice and serve.

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