Reese’s Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake

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A 5-star dessert recipe for Reese’s Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese’s Pieces, and Reese’s peanut butter cups!  Great for any birthday or holiday party!

A 5-star dessert recipe for Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's peanut butter cups!

I think it’s about time that I shared the recipe for this Reese’s Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake with you.  You see, I make so many new things because of this blog (like pretty much everything I make is a non-repeat meal or dessert, sometimes much to my husband’s dismay) and because of that, sometimes recipes get buried.  I tend to share the most recent things I make because they tend to be more “seasonal” and forget about the oldies but goodies.

I just got back from the most amazing weekend in Boston.  Mr. Wishes had to go do some work for Wegmans there and we planned to meet up with my mom, brother, and sister-in-law while there.  We all have a love for baseball in common and carried on the tradition of catching a summer ballgame together – this time at Fenway Park seeing the Red Sox play the Arizona Diamondbacks!  My brother and mom had never been to Fenway before and got to cross it off their bucket list.  I’m a diehard Yankee fan, but have to admit that Fenway is a great stadium full of history and has that old-school feel to it, similar to old Yankee Stadium that I miss so much.  My dad would have been proud to see my family carrying on the tradition of going to MLB games together as a family and I’m sure he was smiling down!  Anyway, I LOVE Boston and want to move there just for the food – it’s really the best of any big city I’ve been to.

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I made this Reese’s Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake for Mr. Wishes birthday LAST year!  Well, his birthday is this week…so that goes to show how long I’ve slacked on sharing this one.  It’s an amazing cake!  Mr. Wishes is a peanut butter fanatic so I didn’t think I could possibly do better than a peanut butter-flavored cake with peanut butter frosting, topped with Reese’s Pieces.  Triple threat peanut butter cake could be another appropriate name for this.  I mean peanut butter on top of peanut butter on top of peanut butter – heaven.

This 5-star dessert recipe for Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's peanut butter cups is a slice of heaven and perfect for any birthday party!!

The cake is on the dense side, but moist and extremely flavorful. I really hope you give it a try!  I have plenty of other peanut butter recipes on my blog (hello, Peanut Butter Buckeye Bark!) if you’re having a craving for peanut butter now….you’re welcome 🙂

Easy 5-star dessert recipe for Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's peanut butter cups! It starts with a cake mix and is perfect for any holiday or birthday party!

Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 cake
 
A 5-star recipe for Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's peanut butter cups! Great for any birthday or holiday party!
Ingredients
Cake:
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box/package butter cake mix
  • ⅔ cup milk
Frosting:
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream (may need a little more or less)
  • Reese's peanut butter cups and/or Reese's Pieces, for decorating, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Combine ½ cup peanut butter and ½ cup butter in the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer) and cream until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs, one at time, beating well after each.
  5. Add cake mix alternately with the milk. Mix until just combined . Pour batter into prepared pans.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Check at 25 minutes.
  7. Allow cakes to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Stack one cake on top of the other, putting a layer of frosting in between, and frost the top and sides with Peanut Butter Frosting once cake is completely cool.
Peanut Butter Frosting:
  1. Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and ½ cup butter and cream together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency. Apply to cool cake.
  3. Top with Reese's peanut butter cups and/or Reese's Pieces (optional).

A 5-star dessert recipe for Reese's Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake topped with peanut butter frosting, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's peanut butter cups! Great for any holiday or birthday party!Recipe source:  adapted from allrecipes.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

11 Responses to “Reese’s Double Peanut Butter Layered Cake”

  1. August 16, 2016 at 9:06 AM #

    Ashley, that’s so awesome that all of y’all were able to go to a game at Fenway together – what a wonderful tradition to keep alive. Here’s hoping Mr Wishes has a wonderful birthday this week – are you making this cake for him again this year too? As it sure is a fantastic sounding cake! Love that peanut butter frosting!

  2. August 16, 2016 at 8:44 PM #

    That cake is to die for!

  3. August 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM #

    Wow, this sounds dreamy! I think I could tear into half of the cake all by myself!

  4. August 17, 2016 at 3:37 AM #

    This looks stunning. I could eat this whole cake all my my lonesome. It’s the perfect cake. All my favourite things in one place. Yum yum!

  5. August 17, 2016 at 10:01 AM #

    Boston is such a great town! And every baseball fan owes it to himself to visit Fenway at least once in a lifetime. Anyway, know what you mean about really good recipes getting buried. This one should never be buried! Really fabulous — thanks so much.

  6. August 17, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    This sounds like an AMAZING cake! My husband loves peanut butter desserts and this cake would make his birthday perfect.

  7. August 17, 2016 at 11:21 AM #

    Yesterday was my husband’s birthday and I totally should have made this for him! He would love this! He’s all about peanut butter everything!

  8. August 17, 2016 at 2:24 PM #

    I am a peanut butter fanatic as well so I will take a big piece of this cake! haha Happy birthday to your husband!!

  9. August 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM #

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Boston. I hope to go there some time soonish with my German husband to show him more of the US. 🙂 And this cake is glorious!

  10. August 22, 2016 at 9:19 PM #

    Reeses is my favorite candy indulgence, so this cake is a MUST!!!!

  11. September 2, 2016 at 9:40 PM #

    PEANUT BUTTER HEAVEN!!!

    OHMYGODDD

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