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Reese's Cake

Reese's Cake is a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and lots and lots of peanut butter cups. Perfect for birthdays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Reese's Cake
Prep Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 12 servings
Calories 981kcal
Author Lauren


for the peanut butter frosting-

  • 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter not all natural! Use skippy or jif
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk*
  • pinch of salt
  • regular size and mini peanut butter cups
  • chocolate sauce for garnish, optional


  • Make whichever chocolate cake recipe you'd like for this recipe and cool completely to room temperature.
  • For the frosting, stir softened butter and peanut butter together. Add in vanilla, powdered sugar and salt. This mixture should slowly start to come together and be very crumbly/thick. That's your cue to add in the milk!
  • Slowly drizzle in 1 tablespoon milk to create a thick frosting. Add in more or less depending on the consistency you're going for. Once it's smooth, thick and creamy, it's ready to use.
  • Place one round chocolate cake on a serving platter. Spread a skinny layer of frosting over cake, pushing extras to the edges. Top with second cake and frost cake completely with remaining frosting. It should be the perfect amount!
  • Garnish with ridiculous amounts of peanut butter cups and drizzle edges with chocolate sauce. Serve as you like.


Calories: 981kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 114g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 14mg