Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I made this cake back in September 2009 for my mom's birthday but I'm just now getting around to posting it. I had a terrible time getting the frosting consistency right. It might be the difference in humidity. I had to play with the measurements quite a bit and I still don't think I got it right. The cake was still very tasty.
1 recipe your favorite chocolate cake baked into 2-8inch rounds
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 c. creamy peanut butter
5 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 – 1/3 c. milk, divided
6 full sized Reeses cups
-Bake your favorite chocolate cake recipe according to instructions and let cool completely.
-Place Reeses cups into freezer for later use.
-In bowl of stand mixer, add butter, peanut butter and 1/8 c. milk.
-Mix on slowest setting to combine well.
-Slowly add powdered sugar, mixing on slowest setting.
-1 Tbsp at a time, add remaining milk, just until desired consistency is reached (you may not need all of it depending on climate and temperature).
-When cake layers are cooled completely, level off, and place one layer on serving plate.
-Scoop about 1 c. of frosting onto top of layer and spread out with off-set spatula.
-Place second, leveled, layer on top of frosting and frost cake fully, reserving about ½ c for decorating.
-Remove Resses cups from freezer, unwrap and quarter two cups.
-Unwrap remaining Reeses and chop.
-Pipe 8 frosting spirals around top of cake, topping each with a Resses quarter.
-Place chopped candies in middle of cake top.
-Place in fridge until meal time.
-Remove cake from fridge 1-2 hours before serving to let come to room temperature.
If you like this then you should also try Reeses Cupcakes.