Peanut Butter Cup Cake

I wanted to make a special cake for a friends birthday, and as you know I love using candy in my cakes and cupcakes. I decided to try using Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups, and it was a hit! This is my first cake using two mixes, it makes a larger and more "professional" looking cake. I was not able to take a photo the day I made it and it cracked a bit in the fridge overnight.

I am also a fan of using cake mixes and jazzing them up. My late Aunt Jerry used to make cakes for weddings, including the one for my wedding and she always used a cake mix. I figure if it is good enough for her, it is good enough for me!

2 cake mixes I prefer Duncan Heinz as did Aunt Jerry
1 quart heavy whipping cream
2 to 3 tbl Vanilla
sugar to taste
Small individual Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, packaging removed, you will need about 25

Combine both cake mixes and add ingredients as directed, bake until a toothpick comes out clean, set the cakes aside to cool (I have 9 inch cake pans they it filled them right up)

Place your whipping cream in a (preferably cold bowl), and add sugar and vanilla. Whip until medium to hard peaks form. Taste for sweetness, add more sugar or vanilla if needed.

If any doming occurred on the cakes trim it off so they are evenly flat across the top. Save the trimmings, I will tell you about that in a later post.

Frost as normal and arrange peanut butter cups on the top, I also chopped up some extra cups for the middle.


B said…
That cake looks yummy. I noticed you had left a comment on Muneeba's blog about wanting to make Hummus. I have the best recipe for hummus on my blog.
Pam said…
Beautiful and tasty. M & C would LOVE this.
Krystal said…
I love peanut butter cups! I'll be giving this a shot!
burpandslurp said…
WOW who is that lucky friend? This is one special cake, indeed!
Denise said…
Chryl, this looks fantastic. I love using box mixes, they are so convenient and you can do whatever you want to them.
Bethie said…
Holy Smokes, that is beautiful. It is so tall! I tell you what, box cake mixes taste better sometimes than scratch. You cut the cake and I'll grab the milk.
Donna-FFW said…
Love it! Love it Love it!! PBC are a favorite of mine. Your cake looks mile high. Did you split the batter them in 9 inch pans or?? Id love to see the inside, did you use the pbc on inside? Cant wait to see what you did with the trimmings.
Muneeba said…
takes a brave person to be solely responsible for baking someone else's b'day cake! I'm not there yet, but can appreciate when someone else does such a great job ... nummy cake, girl!
Selba said…
What a great peanut butter cake for a friend :)
Bunny said…
I'm with you, Duncan Hines makes the best cake mixes. I've been using them for yrs. I love this cake with it';s whipped cream frosting!!
Looks great and I love the frosting! I'll bet your friend loved it too. I hope she understands all the love that goes into peeling all those candy wrappers.;)
This is a cake to be dealt with. It looks almost too good to be true. I think I am putting on weight looking at these fantastic sweets.
Kevin said…
That cake looks really good!
Grace said…
stellar cake. this is the type of thing i refuse to make because it would immediately apply itself to my thighs. peanut butter cups make my self-control vanish. :)

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