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Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake is a moist chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and buttercream frosting! Perfect for the Reese’s lover in your life!
We had the idea of this amazing chocolate peanut butter Reese’s Cake a month ago for a friend’s birthday cake. Peanut butter, chocolate, cake, (I couldn’t pass up any of those!). I’m a cake person, but not an icing fan. People tell me I’m crazy because of that.
But I have found a couple of icings I really like. This chocolate peanut butter Reese’s cake has peanut butter frosting that I just can’t keep out of. It’s my dream cake.
We have made this cake for countless birthdays and holidays. And although we don’t normally sell our baked goods, we’ve sold quite a few of these cakes to family and friends. It’s that good.
This is my favorite homemade chocolate cake to make because it’s easy and it turns out perfectly moist every time.
In this recipe, buttermilk is the secret to making the cake super moist. Buttermilk adds fat and also tenderizes the cake, breaking down the strands of gluten.
This overloaded chocolate peanut butter cake has 4 delicious parts.
I’ll step you through making this from scratch chocolate cake. It’s the perfect base for just about any frosting, so keep this recipe on hand.
While the cakes are cooling whip up the peanut butter frosting and the chocolate frosting. The key with both is to beat the butter first until it is almost white in appearance. Then add the rest of the ingredients.
A stand mixer is the easiest way to beat homemade frostings and have them end up light and fluffy. If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a high powered hand mixer.
At this point, you could stop. After all, the cake will look and taste delicious as it is!
I like to decorate cakes, so I took this cake one step further. It’s really not as hard as it looks. You can totally do this.
Then cut up Reese’s into small pieces and sprinkle them over the top as desired.
Want even more chocolate goodness? Try making chocolate ganache, spreading it over the top of the cake and letting it drip down the sides. It’s what we did on this version and it looks beautiful.
Have chocolate chips to use up? Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips instead of Reese’s cups.
Love peanut butter more than chocolate? Make a peanut butter cake as the base.
If you plan on making this or other cake recipes, here are tools that will help.
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