The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake!

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First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in the Layer Cake Shop giveaway.  I knew you all would love it just like I did.  See the bottom of my post for the winner!

What a fabulous Labor Day Weekend we had. My family from AZ made a surprise visit and my boys reaction was just priceless! We woke them up in the morning with their favorite Chihuahua “Roxy” licking their faces.  We had a great time hanging out at the beach and enjoying the CA sun.

During their stay, we celebrated my Dad’s aka “Teedo” birthday early so we could be a part of it.  I knew just the type of cake I wanted to make for him and here it is.  It turned out even better than I imagined it in my head.  Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Cream Cheese Frosting…..pure heaven.

I’m excited for you all to give this fab birthday cake a try, trust me it’s incredible!!  Enjoy with LOTS and LOTS of milk!





The Ultimate Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Birthday Cake

1 box Pillsbury Devils Food Cake Mix

4 large eggs

1/2 Cup canola oil

1/2 Cup water

8 oz sour cream

1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix

1 bag mini or regular chocolate chips


4 8oz packages softened cream cheese

2 sticks softened butter

16 oz bag powdered sugar (most of it)


1 Cup melted creamy peanut butter

1 bag of Reeses Peanut Butter Cup minis, halved (freeze bag for an hour before cutting, it’s much easier)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer add the cake mix, eggs, oil, water, sour cream, pudding mix and chocolate chips.  Beat until well combined, about 1 1/2 minutes.  Will be thick.  Pour evenly into 2 well greased 9 inch cake pans.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of cakes.  Let cool completely.

2.  To prepare cream cheese frosting place softened cream cheese and butter into a mixing bowl, beat on med-high speed until creamy smooth.  Slowly beat in powdered sugar until a good spreading consistency forms.  I used almost the entire bag of powdered sugar.  Refrigerate for a good hour before frosting.

3.  Turn cakes onto wax paper and with a large serrated knife cut each cake in half width wise to form 4 layers.  Place one layer onto a cake stand and drizzle melted peanut butter over top.  Next spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting over that.  Place another cake layer on top and repeat peanut butter and frosting until top layer is placed.  Spread remaining frosting over entire cake then top with halved Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Minis.  I froze the cake until ready for serving.  It stays nice and cold which makes it MUCH easier to cut into slices.  Enjoy!!


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Here are some pics I snapped before and while we dug into this bad boy cake.  My mom and dad are just adorable and it was so much fun having them visit for Labor Day Weekend.  I have nicknamed the family members in my life for years and have nicknamed my Dad “Teedo” for the last 15 plus years.  My boys only know him as Teedo, I love it!  Love you guys and Happy early Birthday Teedo!


Huge congrats to wagmomof5 for winning the Layer Cake Shop Gift Certificate!!  I’ve emailed you with more details, happy shopping!!


Have a great new week!  My boys start school this morning, so we are going to have an exciting week for sure.  See you all soon!

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  1. 1
    HoneyB says:

    YUM Peanut butter cup heaven! Happy B-Day Teedo!

  2. 2
    Patty says:

    Oh my gosh! Your cake looks so delicious! This is one recipe I am going to HAVE to make!

  3. 3
    Molly says:

    Oh my gosh, Jenny, this is sinful! Looks amazing! I may have to wait for the holidays to make it, though. Not sure I can justify such a huge sweet treat right now!

  4. 4
    Lauren says:

    Looks like pure heaven on a plate. I love Reese’s peanut butter cups!

  5. 5

    That looks soo good! I love the layers of melted peanut butter!

  6. 6

    My Oh My!! That looks amazingly sinful… & I love it!!

  7. 7
    VeggieGirl says:

    Layers and layers of scrumptiousness!! Holy yum.

    Awesome family photos!

  8. 8
    Lynda says:

    You had me at Reese. Yum Yum!!

  9. 9

    I’ve died and gone to heaven w/ this cake. YUMMMM! Little reeses slapped all over the cake? Oh my.

  10. 10
    Caitlin says:

    Wow that looks AMAZING! I think I would eat it in one sitting (and then feel very sick but happy for days…). What a beautiful cake!

  11. 11
    Crystal says:

    That looks so delicious, and I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter cups, but Hubby and my Brother in Law are. I’m sure I’ll be making this for a birthday next year! (It would be this year, but the birthday has already passed!)

  12. 12
    Fallon says:

    wow that cake looks great! Sounds really good.

  13. 13
    Ramona says:

    That cake looks seriously delicious.

  14. 14

    That CAKE!!! Oh my! My stomach literally started growling the second I saw the first photo. I LOVE it covered with those peanut butter cups….how fun!!!

  15. 15
    patsyk says:

    What a fantastic cake! It looks so moist AND decadent! Congrats to the winner!

  16. 16

    OH my gosh that cake looks AMAZING! I am for sure going to try and make that really soon! YUM! Congrats!

  17. 17
    Sara says:

    Holy moly!! That’s it. I’m moving to Orange County and becoming your best friend, so you can make me this cake! :) What birthday wouldn’t be happy with this cake. It looks fabulous.

  18. 18
    Katrina says:

    Wow, that cake does look fab!!!

  19. 19

    What a lucky Dad to have a daughter create such a wonderful cake for his birthday! It looks AMAZING!!!!

  20. 20
    Kim says:

    Wow, you really outdid yourself again on this cake! I wish we were there to celebrate, and eat the cake, with you guys! MISS YOU!!!!!

  21. 21
    Skylor says:

    The cake looks insane. I can’t believe this has been created, how delicious!

  22. 22
    zurin says:

    How adorable!!b :) )) plus YUM without a doubt!

  23. 23
    Katie says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks awesome! Love your site – it inspired me to start a cooking blog of my own!!

  24. 24

    Reese’s peanut butter cups on the cake…how cute!

  25. 25
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This is my kind of cake!

  26. 26
    Irene says:

    I want a cake like that!!!!!! Gorgeous!

  27. 27

    This looks SO rich, but SO delicious!!!! Can’t wait to try this one :)
    Happy Baking!
    -Mini Baker

  28. 28
    Linsey says:

    to quote my husband, “Holy COW! that looks good!”

  29. 29
    Jenny says:

    I think I NEED that cake right now, looks so delicious!

  30. 30

    Oh my! This looks AMAZINGLY delicious!

  31. 31
    mcas says:

    I made this cake. It turned out gorgeous! and was as delicious as it looked. The fam loved it.

  32. 32
    mcas says:

    Made this cake. LOVED IT!! It turned out Beautiful

  33. 33
    K8e says:

    omg…..I’m in love!! I want to eat that cake everyday for the rest of my life!!!!!

  34. 34
    Jessica says:

    This is awesome!!! My hubby’s bday is this wknd and I have been flip-flopping on what kind of cake to make for him! This is it!!! :)

  35. 35

    I’m gonna make this cake this wknd for my hubby’s bday. I am so excited! I’ve been thinking of it all week!

  36. 36

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  37. 37
    donna says:

    I have got to give this a try! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  38. 38

    hoooooooly yum. as a pb & chocolate addict, this looks beyond amazing.

  39. 39
    Carrie says:

    Jenny, I made this cake for myself for my birthday (and to share with my guests) and it was the best cake I’d ever had! Not to mention the best cake I’d ever made! Now EVERYONE wants this for their upcoming birthday! Thank you for the great recipe!

  40. 40
    Maggie says:

    Jenny, I made this for my husband’s birthday and it was such a hit! Everyone loved it! Thanks for making me a hero!

  41. 41

    [...] are fortunately not able to travel the internet or we’d all be in trouble just looking at this and that. Good [...]

  42. 42
    Gina says:

    I totally made this cake yesterday for a combined birthday party tonight. WHAT A HIT! I didn’t use as much icing, but I got so many compliments, both on how darn lovely it looked and on the “extraordinary” taste. It was the hit of the evening, just so you know. :) Thanks for sharing!

  43. 43
    HalfDead says:

    I just got type 2 diabetes just looking at those pictures. Worth it? I think so.

  44. 44
    Chris says:

    OMG. I can feel my arteries clogging just looking at it! So good!! I’m going to make this with my girlfriend for my birthday!!

  45. 45
    Lizz says:

    This cakes looks really great! Do you think vegetable oil would be okay? I don’t have canola oil and probably won’t use it after I make this cake. Thanks!

  46. 46
    Emma says:

    WOW that cakes amazing. I’ve got to try that for Halloween :) Thanks for the recipe :)

  47. 47
    m.m. says:

    omg system over load i love it hmmm

  48. 48
    Graham says:

    I’ll bet you’re american.

  49. 49
    The Noshery says:

    OMG this looks so good I licked the screen, but all I tasted was dust. Not so good. :/ Will have to put this on in my recipe box.

  50. 50
    Amy says:

    This looks decadent! I’m going to make this for my Husband’s Birthday this year! I am sure he will LOVE it!

    ps- <3 your blog!

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