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Nutter Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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This cake is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake lover’s dream! This rich chocolate cake is covered with homemade peanut butter frosting and topped with Mini Nutter Butter Cookies. How can anything get any better?

This decadent dessert is so fantastic for anyone who loves chocolate and peanut butter together. If you simply can not get enough of this combination you have to try Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies.

Reese's Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cake Recipe on a white plate

Nutter Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This is a rich decadent dessert that looks beautiful and tastes even better. This triple layer cake makes a great weeknight treat or works for special occasions as well. You can easily take the cake up to a whole new level by adding extra cookies, extra ganache or you can skip the cookies and just enjoy this as a peanut butter cake.

Can I Add Chocolate to This Nutter Butter Cake?

This Nutter Butter Cake is a chocolate cake that is topped with vanilla buttercream icing. You can change the frosting to a chocolate frosting. There is also a little chocolate ganache along the outside of the cake. If you love chocolate ganache and want to add more, you can add it to the entire top of the cake, letting is flow over the sides. It will harden and stay on the cake. Add a small amount at a time in order to keep it from making a mess. Reese's Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

How Can I Freeze This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake?

I love freezing leftover cake. It is a great way to have cake whenever I want it even if I do not have time to bake one from scratch. It is also a great way to make sure none of the leftover cake goes to waste. I always the cake on a plate or baking sheet before wrapping it in plastic. This keeps the frosting from sticking to the plastic wrap.

Reese's Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • Milk chocolate cake mix
  • Whole milk
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Eggs
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Powder sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Peanut butter
  • Vanilla
  • Mini Nutter Butter Cookies
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Heavy whipping cream

How to Make a Peanut Butter Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare 3 round baking pans with parchment paper and baking spray.

Using a mixer, beat together all of the cake mix ingredients.

Divide the batter between the 3 pans and bake for 25 to 35 minutes. Cakes are done when a tooth pick comes out clean.

How to Make Peanut Butter Frosting

Using a mixer, combine butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, peanut butter, and vanilla. Beat together until it is fluffy and smooth.

Next, assemble the cake.

Put the first cake layer onto a serving plate. Add 1 cup of frosting to the top of the cake. Smooth out the frosting.

Place the next cake later on top and add 1 cup of frosting. Smooth the frosting evenly.

Scoop the rest of the frosting into a piping bag to decorate the top of the cake.

Chocolate ganache directions

Make the chocolate ganache by heating the heavy whipping cream until it is steaming.

Put the chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl and pour the heated whipping cream over top.

Let it sit for one minute and then stir to combine until it is smooth.

Add the ganache into a squeeze bottle.

drizzle ganache over the edges of a cake

Drizzle the chocolate ganache around the edge of the cake, letting it drip down slightly.

Allow it to sit for 10 minutes to allow the ganache to harden slightly.

Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top cake around the edges.

Place a nutter butter cookie onto the top and side of the dollops of frosting.

Reese's Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Reese's Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Cake Recipe on a white plate

Nutter Butter Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Published By Jill
This cake is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake lover's dream! This rich chocolate cake is covered with homemade peanut butter frosting and topped with Mini Nutter Butter Cookies. How can anything get any better?
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Decorating time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 1186 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes milk chocolate cake mix
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 large eggs

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 container Mini Nutter Butter Cookies

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • 1 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

Chocolate Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 inch round cake pans with pam baking spray, set aside
  • Using a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients together until fully combined.
  • Divide batter between the two baking pans and bake in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  • Allow to cool completely on the counter.
  • Once cooled, remove cakes from cake pan and cut the domes off

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, peanut butter and vanilla and mix on medium speed until smooth and creamy

Build cake directions:

  • Place the first cake layer onto a serving plate
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out evenly
  • Place the second layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting
  • Place another scoop of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth evenly
  • Repeat steps with remaining cake layers
  • Once all layers have been frosted, frost entire cake
  • Scoop remaining frosting into a piping bag and set aside

Chocolate ganache directions

  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming
  • While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle

Decorating directions

  • Using the squeeze bottle, to create a drizzle effect around the top of the cake, squeeze some ganache over the side allow the chocolate ganache to drip down
  • Pour ganache onto the center of the top of the cake and smooth evenly to coat the top
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes to allow ganache to harden
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top cake
  • Place a nutter butter cookie onto the top and side of the frosting dollops
  • Cut into slices and grab a large glass of milk!
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1186kcalCarbohydrates: 96gProtein: 14gFat: 87gSaturated Fat: 47gCholesterol: 272mgSodium: 722mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 4gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 2180IUCalcium: 235mgIron: 5mg
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