Reese’s Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Do you see what I put in the middle??? Oh thats right..Whole Reese’s cups!!! Evil I tell ya!

I thought I would come back with a bang! Another of my P.M.S creations (even though I made this cake for my hubbys b-day..Guys can have P.M.S,right?)

This cake was soooooooooo incredibly rich, even I couldn’t eat a whole piece.(Now that’s rare!)

I have this thing that I cant eat anything sweet without a HUGE glass of milk…and even with the milk, I couldn’t muster up the energy to eat the whole thing. Ok, so what I am trying to tell you, cut the cake in really small pieces so you can eat it.

Another tip…Chop the Reese’s before you put them in the middle of the cake. I loved the idea of them being whole, but it made it difficult to slice the cake.

Sooo, if you are in need of a sugar coma..go ahead and make this cake!!

Reese’s Cup Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

1 Box Duncan Hines Butter Fudge cake mix
1 small box COOK and SERVE Chocolate Pudding mix(not instant)
1 envelope Dream whip
4 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
9 Reece’s Cups, chopped

Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 2 9″ cake pans
Place cake mix, dream whip, and pudding mix into large bowl and mix together.
Add eggs, water and oil and mix on high for 4 minutes with an electric mixer, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
Pour evenly into cake pans.
Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove cakes and cool completely on racks.
Place cakes in fridge to make nice and cold for the frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting(Wilton)

1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Cream shortening and butter together.
Add peanut butter and vanilla.
Gradually add powdered sugar, once sugar has been added, add the milk to make it spreadable.
Remove the cooled caked from the fridge.
Frost the bottom cake on top.
Sprinkle the Reese’s on top(leaving some for decorating the top layer)
Place the second cake on top.
Frost top and sides of cake.
Decorate with the remaining Reese’s

*The frosting seperates easily, so pop the cake in the fride after you frost it, until about 1/2 hour before serving.*

One of my acquaintances, Grace shared with me the trick of adding the dream whip and pudding to the cake mixes. She bakes cakes on the side, and she told me she does it with all of her cakes, and it make them more moist, dense and takes that “boxed” taste away. And it makes it so much better than just a boxed mix made per the directions on the box.
So when I choose to use a boxed cake mixed, I prepare it in the above manner. I makes a HUGE difference, try it and you will see!


  1. 1

    Goodness gracious–now there’s a cake! One of our friend’s favorite food groups in the world is Reese Cups (as he calls them). I’ll bet he’d love this cake.
    Yep, that’s coming back with a bang!

  2. 2

    Reese’s cakes are so delicious! I had one for my birthday this year. Yours looks fantastic!

  3. 3

    Oh man that is one heck of a cake!

  4. 4

    Pure evil!!! I’m doing this gluten/dairy free diet and you post this!!!

    psst…just send me a little piece 🙂

  5. 5

    This cake looks super duper delicious!! I love all of the Reese’s and the PB frosting looks heavenly! Good to hear from you again! I hope all is well!

  6. 6
    Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer says:

    You aren’t kidding with a bang! My husband and I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate – OMG. Recently we had something called a sweetie pie and it was a small plate with chocolate/peanut butter swirled in it. It was FABULOUS. The ingredients … chocolate and peanut butter – we laughed as we scarfed the damn thing down. YUM!

  7. 7
    Life on Pelican Street says:

    Shut up!!! Only in my dreams did this cake exist! Now you’ve brought it to life…gonna make it, gonna eat it and I know I‘m gonna love it!

  8. 8

    Holy Cow…that looks amazing! Glad you’re back…we missed ya!

  9. 9

    Oh, yes, this would definitely help my chocolate cravings! Looks amazing and a total indulgence.

  10. 10
    VeggieGirl says:

    PERFECT way to return to the blogging world – ultimate food porn!! 😀

  11. 11

    This would be perfect for me to make…I don’t like Reeses and I wouldn’t eat the whole thing! LOL. And I loved your comments about wanting to “be popular.” I too get caught up in commenting and reading as many blogs as possible but at the end of the day, you need to blog for YOU :o)

    Welcome back!

  12. 12

    Yum! I’ve made something similar from Bakerella’s blog. Yours looks great especially the frosting!

    Btw, I can’t eat anything sweet unless I have a HUGE ICY COLD glass of milk. The sweeter and richer the dessert the bigger the glass! And if the glass can’t bigger than leave me the jug! 🙂


  13. 13

    Back with a bang for sure. This is definitely being book marked!

  14. 14
    Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wow, how great! This cake is terrific!



  15. 15

    I don’t think I’ve heard of Dream Whip before.

    That looks AMAZING — if only my SO didn’t have a peanut allergy…

  16. 16

    I shouldn’t have come here… that cake is all I can think about now. What a beautiful presentation and like you said… I can only imagine it is incredibly rich. Mmmmmmm!

  17. 17

    So you couldn’t stay away?? Welcome back!! That cake looks delicious!!

    P.S I’m having a small giveaway, take a look at my blog if you’re interested!

  18. 18

    Now this is a way to make an entrance. Looks delicious, Leslie.

  19. 19

    How delicious does this look? Deinitely good for curing PMS! Love it!

  20. 20

    Wow! I will have to try your cake secret.

  21. 21
    Bunny Trails says:

    Holy cow – what a come back!!!!!!! My hubby will absolutely fall over. He’s a RBPC fanfatic … in a cake?!?! OH MY 🙂

    So happy you are back!

  22. 22

    This cake would make any version of PMS go away. Can't go wrong with peanut butter & chocolate!

  23. 23

    what a comeback!!! pb frosting? amazing… kid2 will love this… 🙂 btw, i think you can use the usual banana, anyway, the caramel sauce made it special 🙂

  24. 24

    I knew you couldnt stay away from blogging! haha. welcome back! we missed you. That cake looks so naughty…

  25. 25

    oh my word, that looks absolutely delicious! reese cups are my favorite candy so there’s no way i could pass up making a cake like that. and welcome back!

  26. 26

    Hi Leslie! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I still feel like I’m getting the hang of the whole food blogging thing, but I really enjoy it! I love your blog, adn the cake looks sinful! I hope you don’t mind if I link you!

  27. 27
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    That was s sweet come back!!! Now that’s a cake! I think I could finish a piece myself, even being all that rich, I just know I could do it!

  28. 28

    “bang with a bang” is an understatement! the decadence of this creation knows no end, leslie–i love it. 🙂

  29. 29

    sugar coma indeed!;) looks yummy 🙂

  30. 30

    What an incredible cake! So glad your back!

  31. 31

    Uh hello? Are you kidding me with this? I would probably go into a Reese’s coma after eating this! I am a HUGE fan of Reese’s….OH MY! Looks unbelievable Leslie!

  32. 32

    when I made this a while back it did not last long in my house at all. it was sooo damn good. I do not want to make it again as it was so fattening, but so darn worth it.

  33. 33
    Scary Mommy says:

    I must have this! I am going to bookmark it for my husband’s b-day- he will flip!!

  34. 34

    Leslie, How you be? Hope it was a good rest. Where in the hell do you get these ridiculously rich and wonderful recipes? From Satan himself? I mean, really, Do you think I could have that in the kitchen and not eat it forkful by forkful until I consumed at least 2/3 of it.

  35. 35

    What an amazing cake! I’ve got about 15 family birthdays between now and Christmas and I know just who would love this.

    Your previous blog entry about not getting so caught up in the blog was really good and just what I needed to read tonight. Thank you!

    And I hope it goes without saying that you don’t need to answer me back! I can already tell what a sweetie you are.

  36. 36

    Holy Holy Holy. I was looking for an easy yet fab cake for Mr. Weather Depressed-“there’s chocolate in my peanut butter” boy. THIS is the IT cake. Plus its so purdy. Dream whip. I will have to hunt that down. Never heard of it. Sounds like cool whip in a packet?? Lordy. Yeah!!!! Devil cake!

  37. 37

    hi les… yup, you’re right, i saw the site that were selling those lamps too when i was browsing about the himalayan crystal salt… incredible huh… 🙂

  38. 38

    What a great ide! This cake would make my daughter so happy – her birthday is just around the corner. Great recipe.

  39. 39
    Mohamed Ali says:

    Sounds very nice

  40. 40

    Wow you came back with gloves on…good lord that is a PMS creation and lerv it….slurp…send me a piece. I don’t care if it’s hard to slice I want them whole.

  41. 41

    ooohhh my goodness! this cake is oozzing with goodness.. it’s diabetic delight! LOL…

  42. 42

    A sugar coma is definitely what I need on a Friday night :). The cake looks mighty tasty and I really like how the frosting looks like a fluffy cloud of yumminess!

  43. 43

    Wow, this looks amazing! I love pb cups.

  44. 44

    What an awesome cake!

  45. 45

    OMG Leslie! That is the most amazing cake that I have ever seen! I love Reese’s! BTW..congrats on the show! I am in Erika’s mom’s group and we all are going to set our Tevo to watch! Good luck! Jackie

  46. 46

    Thanks Jackie!!!!

  47. 47

    What a diabetic’s delight 🙂 It looks delicious! And I don’t mind super sweet cakes, I eat them with espresso (really helps to slide them down).

  48. 48
    Sheri/Cookingmom says:

    PMS for men means “Please My Spouse,” so they should make this cake for US.

  49. 49

    I am so glad you said that about the slicing – I was looking at it wondering how on earth you got a knife through them!

  50. 50

    Oh man, that is the perfect PMS cake! This definitely goes in my list of things to bake.


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