Reeses Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Jeremy and I have been dieting lately (and at the rate I’m losing weight we probably will be for a very, very long time), so I haven’t had many opportunities to make anything scrumptious.

We had a cheat day (or two) last week and I settled on this over-the-top Reese’s cake with peanut butter frosting.

I found the cake recipe here, and although I followed her general idea I ended up just kind of making up my own frosting recipe.  I’m sure her recipe is good, but the thought of Crisco in my frosting just doesn’t appeal.   To me, a buttercream frosting should call for, well, butter.

The cake recipe, however, was DELICIOUS!  It was heavy and moist and very chocolatey.  Just how I like it.


1 box devils food cake mix
1 small box chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup oil
4 beaten eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups (mini)

Mix everything together well, except peanut butter cups.
Batter will be very thick.
Fold in peanut butter cups, then pour into (2) greased, 9-inch cake pans.
Bake at 350 for the amount of time called for on the box. You may need to add up to ten minutes of baking time, but I didn’t need to as my oven runs pretty hot. When in doubt, toothpick it. 😉
Cool completely on wire racks.

PB Buttercream Frosting:

1 cup salted butter, at room temp
3 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup peanut butter

Whip the butter well.
Add in the sugar, then the cream and vanilla.
After well mixed, add in the peanut butter.

Frost cake as desired, and garnish with more chopped peanut butter cups.

And then, by all means, wreck your diet with a big slice.

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40 thoughts on “Reeses Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting”

      1. No, we shared it with family and friends. Better for us to have it out of the house completely.

  1. That looks amazing! I’m also dieting and losing weight sloooooowly but I feel a lot better and am more energetic so I’m reminding myself of that every time I’m disappointed by the scale!

  2. Wow. That looks amazing! I am going to have to try this…and then send the rest to work with my husband. I have a feeling I would eat this with every single meal. 🙂 I am pinning this for sure!

  3. wow that really does sound divine. I love the white chocolate Reeses too! I think diets must always include room for cheating because then it’s easier to stick to when you have something to look forward to! I came over from NapTime creations link up, I’m excited to see more of your creations.

  4. I made this cake for some friends get-together. I had all raves about it and everyone asked for the recipe. It turned out picture perfect and was oh so yummy!

  5. I made this last week for the first time! OMG it is amazing! I made it in a 13×9 in. pan and it still turned out great! I brought it to work and received rave reviews! I am definitely making it again! I had some left over icing so I made some cupcakes from a boxed mix. The icing is so good it made the box mix seem gourmet. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  6. Just made this cake…it was delish! The only adjustment I made was adding about double the amount of whipping cream and a TB of water for my frosting as it was too hard to even mix with my blender. Other than that, great!

  7. I just made this recipe, and it is out of this world amazing. I made it for my husband and his work buddies tonight for their cook out, and I just couldn’t resist trying it before they all demolished it. And I am glad I did. I definitely agree with the ‘butter instead of Crisco’ idea. I did add one thing. I melted half a pack of Almond Bark chocolate cubes, and poured it over the top adding peanut butter and chocolate Hershey kisses on top and just sat the Reese’s around the edge of the cake. Good job on this recipe, it is officially in my cookbook!!!

  8. SO GOOD!! I made this last year for my boyfriend’s birthday and everybody RAVED. Only thing I changed was using a box of Betty Crocker gluten-free chocolate cake mix. Turned out amazing! Making one tonight for his birthday again 🙂

  9. I have made this cake 3 times since I found this recipe a year ago. Whenever I make it I get soooo many compliments and people asking for the recipe. This cake is amazing and props to you for making it up!! I love this cake and so does anyone who tries it!

  10. This turned out absolutely perfect! Everyone loved the cake and icing. The peanut butter icing is not overly sweet like some. Thank you for sharing these recipes!

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