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PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE POKE CAKE

Calling all chocolate lovers! My Peanut Butter Brownie Poke Cake is the stuff dreams are made of. Rich, dense brownies are filled with peanut butter, spread with a fluffy peanut butter frosting and topped with everyone's favorite, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 -16 servings
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa
  • 1-3/4 cup Imperial Sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

Peanut Butter filling

  • 1 cup Davis Chocolate's Peanutta Chips or peanut butter chips

Peanut Butter Cool Whip Frosting

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 oz pkg sugar-free vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Imperial Sugar powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • Garnish: Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease & flour an 8x8-inch baking dish.

Brownies

  1. Melt butter in microwave and stir in cocoa. Let cool slightly.
  2. Add sugar and stir well.
  3. Whisk in eggs, vanilla and oil.
  4. Mix salt, baking powder and flour together.
  5. Stir dry mixture into butter-cocoa mixture until well incorporated.
  6. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake 20 minutes. Remove to wire rack and let cool.
  8. Once cool, take the rounded end of a wooden spoon and poke holes in brownies, pressing down to bottom of pan.

Peanut Butter Filling

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, melt peanut chips in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until melted.
  2. Pour into holes in brownies. Don't worry if some gets on the top of the brownies, all is good!

Peanut Butter Cool Whip Frosting

  1. While the peanut butter is cooling, whip up the peanut butter frosting.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat peanut butter with pudding mix, milk and powdered sugar until smooth.
  3. Fold in Cool Whip.
  4. Spread frosting on brownies.
  5. Decorate to your heart's content with Reese's peanut butter cups.