Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This is something I made up for my friends birthday.  It was inspired by her love for Reese’s Cups.  It is an easy to make restaurant style cake!

I first start with a simple box of Devil’s Food chocolate cake.  Bake it as directed in 2 round pans.

Peanut Butter Mousse

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cups chilled whipping cream

Cream all ingredients together with a mixer.  Put in between the round cakes.

Chocolate Ganache

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
8 ounces (1 cup) heavy cream

Heat cream in microwave until almost boiling.  Do not let it boil.  Pour heated cream over the chocolate and mix until smooth. 
Pour over cake for a smooth frosting.

Optional Garnish

3 packs (6 individual) Reese’s Cups

Cut 2 in half and place in center in a flower pattern.
Chop up the remaining peanut butter cups
and cover the sides of the cake. 


4 Responses

  1. OH MY! 🙂 I’m a peanut butter and chocolate lover. Thank you for this grand recipe. There is nothing like Reese’s Cups…. and a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. I’m copying off the recipe and I’ll give it a try.

    Also, thank you for stopping by our photoblog!


  2. This is a really good recipe, but the measurements for the heavy cream in the frosting does not match up:8 ounces (2 cups) heavy cream
    which is the right measurement? 8 ounces (1 cup), or 2 cups (16 ounces) ?

  3. Thanks for pointing out my error! It would be 8 ounces (1 cup) because the ganache is a 1 to 1 ratio, cream to chocolate. Sorry about the mistake I guess that is what I get for writing these things so late at night!

  4. Sounds yummy! I love your recipes!

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