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Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Cake

Slow-Cooker Peanut Butter Cup Swirl Cake

This cake is gooey, rich and over-the-top delicious!



  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chocolate-flavored syrup


  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored syrup
  • 20 miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped and cut in half


  1. Spray a 5- to 6-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, eggs, 1/2 cup peanut butter and the butter with electric mixer on low 30 speed seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl.
  3. Remove 2/3 cup of the batter to medium bowl; stir in 1/2 cup chocolate syrup to make chocolate fudge batter.
  4. Spoon 1/2 of the peanut butter batter into the slow cooker, followed by all of the chocolate fudge batter.
  5. Top with remaining peanut butter batter. Swirl with a knife in a circular motion.
  6. Cover; cook on High heat setting for 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
  7. Turn off slow cooker; uncover, and remove ceramic base from cooker to cooling rack. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  8. In a medium bowl, beat 3 tablespoons peanut butter and 2 tablespoons milk with whisk until smooth.
  9. Add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. If necessary, gradually add additional 1 tablespoon milk until glaze is desired consistency.
  10. Spread peanut butter glaze over cake; drizzle with the chocolate syrup.
  11. Sprinkle peanut butter cups over top of cake.

Prep Time 20 min | Total Time 2 hr 50 min | Servings 12

Nutrition Information–Serving Size: 1 serving Calories 460 Calories from Fat 180 Total Fat 20g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 60mg Sodium 450mg Total Carbohydrate 62g

Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 42g Protein 8g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 10% Iron 8%

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice 4

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker

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