Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

Reese's Peanut Butter Cake

Pretty much everyone that knows me is aware of my love for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I’m surprised, and I’m sure they would be too, that it’s taken me this long to make a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake. It’s probably because I eat all the PB Cups before I get round to it! Well I finally managed it, and if you love PB Cups as much as me, you’re going to love this cake! It’s a peanut butter sponge, a chocolate and peanut butter buttercream, drizzled with Reese’s Spread (which is a peanut butter version of Nutella that you NEED to try!) and of course topped with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

Jump straight to the recipe!

Step by step…

I made the sponge by mixing the butter, peanut butter and caster sugar together. Then I whisked in eggs, followed by self raising flour.

I baked the cake, then let them cool. For the buttercream, I mixed together butter, peanut butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and a little milk until smooth.

To decorate, I piped the buttercream between each layer and drizzled over some Reese’s Spread.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cake

To finish the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake, I decorated it with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Mini Peanut Butter Cups. I also added some sprinkles!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cake

Tips for making the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake:

  • I used Reese’s Spread to drizzle between the layers and on top. If you can’t find any, you can omit this step entirely, or drizzle peanut butter instead, or mix 1 tbsp cocoa powder into the peanut butter to make it chocolatey!
  • You could also decorate the cake with chopped peanuts if you prefer!
  • I used a Wilton 8B tip to decorate the cake, but use your favourite piping nozzle, or spread the buttercream on with a palette knife or spoon.
  • You can freeze the sponges undecorated, wrap them well in cling film before freezing. You can make the buttercream in advance, store it in an airtight container. It will last as long as the expiry date on the butter you use.

More Peanut Butter recipes…

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Baked Donuts Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Baked Donuts Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

8″ cake tins Piping bags Wilton 8B Piping nozzle
Round cake tin liners Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Electric hand mixer

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cake
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut butter sponge, chocolate and peanut butter buttercream, and Reese's PB cups on top!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 500 g Butter or baking spread
  • 500 g Golden caster sugar or regular caster sugar
  • 175 g Peanut Butter
  • 9 Eggs large
  • 500 g Self raising flour

For the buttercream

  • 300 g Butter or baking spread
  • 125 g Peanut butter
  • 560 g Icing sugar
  • 40 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the drizzle

  • 200 g Reese's Spread optional

For decoration

  • 8 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped in half
  • 100 g Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped in half
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line three 8" cake tins

  2. Make the sponge by mixing the butter, peanut butter and caster sugar in a large bowl with a spoon until fluffy, or mix using an electric mixer

  3. Add the eggs and whisk until fully incorporated

  4. Add the self raising flour and whisk in until you can't see any flour anymore

  5. Divide the mixture between the tins, use scales for accuracy

  6. Bake them for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave them to fully cool either in the tins or on cooling racks

  7. If the cakes have domed on top, level them off with a cake leveller or a serrated knife

  8. To make the buttercream, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar, you can use either an electric mixer or do this by hand with a spoon

  9. When it starts to come together add the milk, and whisk until smooth

  10. Stack the sponges up on your plate or cake stand, piping or spreading buttercream between each layer. If you're using it, drizzle the Reese's Spread over each layer of buttercream, letting it drizzle over the sides

  11. When you get to the last layer, pipe larger rosettes all around the edge and smaller ones in the centre

  12. Decorate with the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Mini Cups, and sprinkles if using

  13. Serve immediately, store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place and eat within 3 days

Recipe Notes

I got the Reese's Spread from Sainsburys. If you can't find any, you could drizzle peanut butter between the layers. Or if you want it chocolatey, mix 1 tbsp cocoa powder into the peanut butter!

NB. This post is NOT sponsored by Reese’s – I just love their product!

If you like this, check out more of my Cake recipes!

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8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but why hasn’t Reece’s spread been in my life before?! I haven’t seen it in the supermarkets around me! This cake looks absolutely delicious. Another fantastic cake of yours!

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