Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

by Sheryl

YIELDS: 8 – 10 | PREP TIME: 15MINS | TOTAL TIME: 50MINS

Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven. They are heavenly and you will never go wrong with these two. Moist cake with decadent frosting topped with Reese’s is simply paradise!

INGREDIENTS

CAKE:

1 box devil’s food cake, plus ingredients called for on the box
2 cups peanut butter, melted
1 cup chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup Reese’s Pieces

PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:

1 cup peanut butter
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons heavy cream

How to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees.

Step 2: Use parchment paper to line a 9 x 13-inch pan and grease with cooking spray.

Step 3: Follow the package direction to prepare the cake batter and pour this into the prepared pan.

Step 4: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow the cake to completely cool.

Step 5: Poke holes around the cake using the back of a wooden spoon. Then, pour over the entire cake the melted peanut butter. Making sure to fill the holes and set aside.

Step 6: To make the frosting, add the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl. Cream using an electric mixer. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

Step 7: Slowly add in the cream and continue beating to loosen the frosting.

Step 8: All over the cake, spread the frosting and top with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces.

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