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Tiered Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Cake


3 hours
Skill Level
1 cake

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 3 cups
  • 2 1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2 1/4 tsps
    baking powder
  • 2 1/4 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsps
  • 3
  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1.2 cups
    boiling water
  • 15 pieces
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • 15 pieces
    REESE'S White Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
  • 1
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete the recipe as show in the image.


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Round Baking Pans 9-Inch Round Pans
Round Baking Pans 6-Inch Round Pans
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Cake Plate Cake Plate
Cutting Board Cutting Board

Heat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans with 2-inch sides and two 6-inch round baking pans with 2-inch sides.


Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans, filling each pan about 1/2 full.


Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; cut each cup into halves. Set aside.


Prepare One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting; set aside. Loosen cake from pan sides; remove from pans.


To assemble cake, place one 8-inch cake layer on cake plate. Starting in the middle of the cake layer, spread 1/2-inch layer of frosting (about 1-1/2 cups) evenly over surface and just past the edge. Place second 8-inch layer on frosting, pressing gently.


Add about 1/4 cup frosting to center of top cake layer; center one 6-inch cake layer and press gently so that cake layer stays in place. Repeat frosting steps used for first tier. (Use about 3/4 cup frosting between the two 6-inch layers.) Frost entire cake. Place peanut butter cups halves over entire cake. Garnish with peanut butter cup.

Additional questions?