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Chocolate Cluster-peanut Butter Cake

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes (Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 16
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Cold Milk
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 2 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, Melted
  • 1-1/2 cups Thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package in 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Cool 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Meanwhile, pour milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat 2 min. or until well blended. Add peanut butter; beat well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

    MIX peanuts and melted chocolate; stir until evenly coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate 10 min. or until firm.

    PLACE one of the cake layers on cake platter; spread with 1 cup of the pudding mixture. Cover with remaining cake layer. Gently stir whipped topping into remaining pudding mixture. Spread over top and side of cake. Decorate with chocolate peanut clusters. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

    KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS

    Size-Wise

    A serving of this decadent cake goes a long way on chocolate flavor.

    How to Easy Microwave Melting

    Microwave 1 unwrapped square of BAKER'S Chocolate in microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 min., stirring after 30 sec. (The square will retain its shape.) Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add 10 sec. for each additional square of chocolate.

    RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS