Reese’s Pieces Cake


There is no better pair than peanut butter and chocolate.  None.  The cake had a really rich flavor, despite being from a box mix (although this is a trick I use often and I love it).  The consistency of the buttercream was normal, I used a little less powdered sugar so it would be a little more like a frosting.  There wasn’t too strong of a peanut butter taste, so I would consider adding more if I make it again.

Dark Chocolate Cake:

1 box dark chocolate cake mix

2/3 cup melted butter

1 1/4 cup milk

4 eggs

(I don’t have the box in front of me anymore, but I added one egg, substituted milk for water, and doubled the amount of oil and used melted butter).

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease the pan.
  2. Melt the butter in the microwave.
  3. Add melted butter, eggs, and milk to the mix and mix with a beater (1 min low, 1 min medium).
  4. Add mix to greased pan and bake for  about 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Buttercream:

8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup softened butter

1/3 cup peanut butter

3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 pack Reese’s pieces, chopped

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until smooth.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency/taste is reached.
  4. Sprinkle Reese’s piece on top.