Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cake

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I have seen a few of these cakes lately and decided we better try one! 

 1 pkg. Devil’s Food Cake (you could use your own chocolate cake recipe, but we’re all about quick and easy!)
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream 1 bag mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

 Prepare cake as directed on box using two 9″ cake pans.  Let cool.

Peanut Butter Buttercream:
Place the confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Mix with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.

To assemble the cake, place one cake layer on the serving plate.  Spread peanut butter frosting on top of the cake layer.  (If desired, sprinkle with chopped Reese’s cups.)  Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting.  Frost the top and outside of the cake with remaining peanut butter frosting.  Decorate with halved and chopped Reese’s cups as desired.
 I found this cute decorating style at Annie’s Eats.

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  1. says

    I pretty much need counseling for how much I love peanut buttter so I think I have died and gone to Heaven after reading this post!! Found you from the link party and am your newest follower. Love your blog! Hope you’ll stop by and say hello and follow back.

  2. says

    Oh my, what better than peanut butter than chocolate. That looks so yummy. My son would just die for this he loves peanut butter cups.

  3. says

    Yum love all the chocolate on your blog!
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  4. says

    It’s about to get too hot to bake, so I have to put this on the to do list because WOW that looks good. It’s everything I love in a cake. I will never tire of anything in this combo!

  5. says

    Oh goodness…this is the kind of cake I cannot have in the house, lest I be left alone — just me, the cake, and a fork. A short time later — just me, a fork, and an empty cake plate!

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