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Easy Peanut Butter Cake

Details

Time
2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Peanut butter is a crowd favorite. Enjoy it with all your friends and family by making this recipe!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
34 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups (10-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 Tbsp
    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
  • 1 package
    white cake mix or yellow cake mix (about 18 oz.) regular
  • HERSHEY'S Syrup (optional)
  • Chocolate curls (optional)
  • Peanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1-2/3 cups
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 2/3 cup
    milk
  • 3 cups
    miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups
    whipped cream cold (1 pt)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
8 or 9-inch baking pans 8 or 9-inch baking pans
oven & stovetop oven & stovetop
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
refrigerator refrigerator
wire rack wire rack
mixer mixer
2-quart saucepan 2-quart saucepan
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and wax paper-line two 8-or 9-inch round baking pans.

2

Place peanut butter chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1-1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Prepare cake mix as directed on package; blend in melted chip mixture. Pour batter into prepared pans.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

4

Frost with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting. Refrigerate until serving time. Serve with syrup drizzled over top and sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cake.


Peanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting:

Stir together peanut butter chips, milk and marshmallows in 2-quart saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips and marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth; cool to lukewarm. Beat whipping cream in small bowl with electric mixer until stiff; fold in vanilla and cooled peanut butter chip mixture.

Variation:

Cake may be baked in greased and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with 1/2 recipePeanut Butter Whipped Cream Frosting.

Additional questions?