Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my little sister Anita's birthday so her being a total lover of all things chocolate I thought this would be the perfect cake to make to celebrate her day:) I first saw this cake over at Bakerella's site and there was no question about whether I would make it but when;)
So Happy Birthday Anita I know you thoroughly enjoyed this cake!!!

Peanut Butter Cup Cake

1 devils food cake mix
3 eggs
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. peanut butter cups {plus more for garnishing}
8 oz. dark chocolate {I used German sweet chocolate and a little milk chocolate},chopped
1 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat 2 9 inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Line with wax paper and coat paper. {I didn't do this and it came out just fine}
In a large bowl, beat cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high for 2 minutes. Scrape down sides after 1 minute. Fold in 2 cups chopped peanut butter cups. Pour batter into pans and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remember to use a clean hand towel and press cake while hot to even them out.
Cool cakes completely.
Place chocolate in a medium bowl. Bring cream almost to a boil and then pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth add peanut butter and whisk until smooth.
Trim each cake layer so the tops are flat. Place one layer on your cake plate and pour 1 cup frosting onto the top. Spread evenly with a spatula. Add the second layer and pour the remaining frosting over the top and sides of cake. Smooth out with a spatula. Allow frosting to set for a minute and gently press the peanut butter cups all over the top and sides of the cake. Place in the refrigerator for about an hour to set. Remove and serve.

Mmmmm look at all that chocolate goodness!!
This cake was ultra delicious-not too sweet either just plain yummy!

Sorry I bet you're drooling all over the place about now;)
I took quite a few picture just for all of you!
Really it was just to totally convince you to make this for your next celebration!!:)
Enjoy it with a very tall glass of milk!


  1. This looks so delicious! I love all things chocolate and when you add peanut butter, all the better. Happy Birthday to your sister.

  2. Holy crap...that just looks sinful.

  3. that looks FANTASTIC!!!
    I have a whole bunch of choc. reese's easter eggs that I will be using for this. Thanks!

  4. I wish it was my birthday, this looks to yummy not to eat.

  5. How could anyone not love that gorgeous cake. It looks sinful and that makes it divine. Have a fabulous day. Blessings...Mary

  6. What a fantastic cake! Happy b-day to your sis.

  7. Whats not to love about that cake!!!! Yummy!!!!

  8. I have one word for this cake, holly....yum-o!!!!!

  9. This looks absolutely scrumptious! Happy Birthday to your sister!
    You have a wonderful site here!
    Have a wonderful week!

  10. Wow wow this looks such a rich delicious cake!

  11. I can't stand it . . . It looks too good. Thanks for stopping by today. Love your site.

  12. Oh. My. Gosh. That looks absolutely amazing!

  13. i love how totally over-the-top that cake looks

  14. Wow! My sister would love that cake for her birthday, or anyday. Fantastic!

    Love your blog byline and design too!

  15. Triple yummy! And a Happy Birthday to your sister.

  16. Holy Moses--this looks unbelievably, illegally delicious! Like something out of a dessert fantasy.

    Your blog is just beautiful! This is my first visit, but surely not my last. Very, very nice!

    Jane :)

  17. Mmmm...how could you possibly go wrong with that many peanut butter cups!

  18. Wow this cake is STUNNING! I think I'm going to be dreaming about it tonight! :)

  19. Oh my lord this made my mouth water...I am a reeses FANATIC!

  20. Now that looks like a cake that I would LOVE...YUMMY!

  21. Oh. My. Word. That's stunning alright!