Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cake

This Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cake is so simple and full of chocolatey peanut butter flavor. It comes together in minutes, and is great for feeding a crowd. If you know a Reese's peanut butter cup fan, you need to send them this recipe.

I have seen a few of these cakes lately and decided we better try one. The whole family is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup lovers.
We can polish off a bag in no time.  So it seemed fitting to make this delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter cup cake.  This cake is loaded and will feed a crowd.
This Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Dessert is so easy to make and full of peanut butter, chocolatey flavor. If you know a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup fan, you need to send them this recipe, or better yet, deliver a piece (then you get to try it yourself).
This is a great recipe for feeding a crowd, and the presentation is beautiful.

could i make this cake using a DIFFERENT cake mix?

I am all about chocolate, however, you could easily switch out the chocolate cake mix for a vanilla or white.

We highly recommend giving either flavor a try because chocolate and white cake, are both delicious with this recipe.

what other frosting could i use with this cake recipe?

My family and I are the biggest frosting fans. We all love our frosting portion to be equivalent with our cake portion.

This recipe has a peanut butter buttercream frosting to it, but you could easily switch it up, and use a different frosting flavor.

Here are a few of our other favorite frostings to make this recipe with:

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This No Bake Eclair Cake is light and rich and the same time. It is so rich and creamy, you won’t be able to resist. Plus that chocolate layer on top, really adds to the chocolatey goodness. It really is like an eclair in cake form.

Watch how to make this recipe, here:

Serves: 10

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cake

This delicious Reese's cake is rich but SO good!

20 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Cake
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package Devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (20 ounce) package Reese's mini peanut butter cups (divided)

Instructions

    Cake:
  1. Prepare cake as directed on box using two 9" cake pans.  Let cool.
  2. While cake is cooking, unwrap the mini Reese's peanut butter cups.
  3. With half of the peanut butter cups, cut them into quarters. Set aside.
  4. With the other half of the peanut butter cups, cut in half. Set aside.
  5. Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting:
  6. In a large mixing bowl combine the powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.
  7. Mix with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work.
  8. Add the heavy cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.
  9. Cake Assembly:
  10. To assemble the cake, place one cake layer on the serving plate.
  11. Spread 1/3 of the peanut butter frosting on top of the cake layer. 
  12. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the quartered peanut butter cups
  13. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting. Frost the top and outside of the cake with remaining peanut butter frosting.
  14. Spread out the other half of the quartered cups on top of the cake.
  15. With the halved peanut butter cups, decorate the top edge of the cake and if you have extra you could decorate around the bottom edge of the cake.
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