This is one recipe that we truly love from climbinggriermountain.com. Packed full of Reese's chocolate peanut butter combo it's one that won't last long. It's quick to make and even quicker to devour.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
For the Cake
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot brewed coffee
- Reese's Puffs, garnish
- Chocolate syrup, garnish
- Caramel syrup, garnish
For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 to 2 teaspoons hot brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
For the cakePreheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine egg, buttermilk, and vegetable oil. In another large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda. In thirds, combine dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Gradually add the hot coffee to the mixture and stir until well combined. Pour the batter between the two cake pans and spread the cake batter evenly. Place in oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until you insert a tooth pick into the middle of the cake and it comes out clean.
Cool cake completely on wire racks. Once cooled, remove layer one and place it top side down on a cake stand. Take some of the chocolate peanut butter frosting and cover the top of the cake. Take a handful of the Reese's Puffs and spread them evenly onto the frosting. Next, take the second layer of cake and place it top side up on the first layer. Spread more of the frosting on the top along with the Reese's Puffs. Garnish top with chocolate syrup and caramel if desired.
For the chocolate peanut butter frosting
In a small saucepan, combine the milk and sugar. Add the butter and bring to a slight boil, stirring so nothing burns to the bottom. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and stir in the chocolate chips. Add the hot coffee and stir until smooth. You may need to add more coffee if the frosting is to thick. Next, stir in the peanut butter and continue to stir until smooth.