Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight Cake

I absolutely love to bake. I really put my all into it. However, I have issues making things pretty! My desserts always taste good but I can’t ice a cake for anything. I give major credit to those of you who can decorate immaculate works of art it is a difficult endeavor! Josh doesn’t like most sweets but one he adores is the Reese’s Cups. This delectable dessert is truly the embodiment of a classic Reese’s cup in the form of a cake. He has told me that this is the sweet to make for his birthday for now on! So, I guess it is a keeper! After a few trial and errors I came up with this recipe and it is amazing! Pair it with some Vanilla Bean ice cream and chocolate syrup and you will be in love!

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  • 2 cups of Granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Chocolate Milk
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 ts Vanilla, Butter, and Nut extract
  • 3/4 cup boiling Water
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 6-7 chopped Reese’s Cups (Use regular sized candy and put in freezer for at least an hour before chopping. Use a blender or processor!)
  • Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9 inch round cake pans.DSC_0188
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt.
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil, peanut butter and extract. Beat on medium with a mixer for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add boiling water and beat until the consistency is that of cake batter.
  5. Pour 1/2 batter into each cake pan.DSC_0198
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes.
  7. Test the cakes with a toothpick. Insert the toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean with no cake attached then it is done.
  8. Let the cakes stand until they are cool.
  9. Place one of the cakes on the surface in which you will be serving it from. Once it is decorated it will be hard to move.DSC_0207
  10. Put a generous layer of icing on this piece.
  11. Take half of the chopped up Reese’s Cups and sprinkle on this layer.DSC_0214
  12. Place the other round cake on top of the iced one creating a double layered cake.
  13. Coat the rest of the cake in icing and sprinkle the rest of the chopped candy onto the top.
  14. I like to put the cake in the fridge to let it set but this is just our preference.

Serve with a scoop of Vanilla Bean ice cream and a chocolate syrup drizzle and ENJOY!DSC_0224.JPG

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