Moist chocolate cake with rich peanut frosting and a silky smooth ganache. If you like the candy you’ll love this Reese’s cake.
Chocolate Cake Mix: We’re going to make it taste homemade with the ingredients listed below.
Milk: I used whole milk. It will make the cake super moist.
Butter: Adds a wonderful richness oil just can’t provide.
Peanut Butter: Duh!
Salt: A pinch of salt helps balance out the sweetness.
For the Chocolate Ganache: Ganache is a chocolate glaze that can be used as a filling or a frosting. While it sounds complicated, ganache only requires two ingredients: chocolate and cream. When these ingredients are combined over low heat, it creates a shiny chocolate glaze that can poured. As it cools, it thickens.
Chocolate Shavings: Great tutorial on this here.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cake pans with baking spray.
Make Cake: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Bake in round cake pans for 25-30 minutes.
Prep Cake: Cut domes off of cake so they are flat.
For the Frosting: Cream butter, peanut butter, salt and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and heavy cream until you reach your desired consistency.
Assemble: Place cake layer on plate. Evenly spread with frosting. Repeat with remaining cake layers. Frost sides and top of cake as well.
For the Ganache: Heat heavy whipped cream. Pour over chocolate chips. Whisk until smooth. Add to top of cake and allow some to drip over the side. Pour remaining ganache into the center of the cake.
Finishing touches: Pipe remaining buttercream on top. Add shaved chocolate and Reese’s cup if desired.