Sister’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cake

When asked what kind of birthday cake Sister wanted, she once again returned to the chocolate peanut butter flavor combo. This would be the second kind of cake that I’ve made her with these flavors. The first was the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Ice Cream Cake.

A delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter in that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

I don’t make a lot of cakes and I rarely make them from scratch so once again I stuck with a cake mix. This time, however, I decided to kick it up a bit and make it taste a little more homemade.

There are a lot of different ideas out there to make cake mixes taste a little more homemade. I like the suggestions I found at these websites:

How To Make Boxed Cakes Taste Homemade at One Good Thing by Jillee

5 Ways To Make Cake Mix Better at This Southern Mom Cooks

Naturally, I read a bunch of suggestions and added what I thought would be good. And, y’all it was amazing the difference it made. This may just be the best cake I’ve ever made.

If you love chocolate and peanut butter together, you’ll want to give this cake a try.

Sister’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix (I used Betty Crocker.)
  • 1 1/4 c. buttermilk
  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2. T. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 8 pk. Reese’s snack size
  • 1 bag Reese’s minis
  • Peanut Butter Frosting

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray or grease bottoms of 2 9-inch round cake pans.
  • Beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla according to package directions.
  • Pour batter into cake pans and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let them finish cooling on wire rack.
  • After cake is cool, place it on rack in freezer while you prepare the Peanut Butter Frosting. I altered the recipe slightly by using 3 1/2 c. of powdered sugar instead of 4 and used a little more (maybe 1/2 T.) cream. It made for a very easy to spread frosting.
  • Remove cake from freezer and place bottom layer of cake on cake plate and add a layer of frosting.
  • Chop a handful of Reese’s minis and spread them out over the frosted bottom layer.
  • Frost the bottom of the top layer and then place it on the bottom layer.
  • Frost top and sides of cake.
  • Cut snack size Reese’s in half and arrange around the bottom of the cake.
  • Chop another handful of Reese’s minis and arrange them on the top of the cake.
  • Store in refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

Printable Version

Sister's Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cake
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sweet Treats
Serves: 8-12
Ingredients
  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix (I used Betty Crocker.)
  • 1¼ c. buttermilk
  • ½ c. oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½. T. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-8 pk. Reese’s snack size
  • 1 bag Reese’s minis
  • Peanut Butter Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray or grease bottoms of 2 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla according to package directions.
  4. Pour batter into cake pans and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from pan and let them finish cooling on wire rack.
  7. After cake is cool, place it on rack in freezer while you prepare the Peanut Butter Frosting. I altered the recipe slightly by using 3½ c. of powdered sugar instead of 4 and used a little more (maybe ½ T.) cream. It made for a very easy to spread frosting.
  8. Remove cake from freezer and place bottom layer of cake on cake plate and add a layer of frosting.
  9. Chop a handful of Reese’s minis and spread them out over the frosted bottom layer.
  10. Frost the bottom of the top layer and then place it on the bottom layer.
  11. Frost top and sides of cake.
  12. Cut snack size Reese’s in half and arrange around the bottom of the cake.
  13. Chop another handful of Reese’s minis and arrange them on the top of the cake.
  14. Store in refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

Do you love the chocolate peanut butter combo?

A blend of chocolate and peanut butter that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at frugalandfocused.com where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.