Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

by Sheryl

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

I will always pick this cake over anything else! Peanut butter and chocolate in a cake plus bits and pieces of my favourite Reese’s? Heck yes!

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 tbsp. unsalted butter softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 tbsp. heavy cream

How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake

To make the cake:

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

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

Step 3: Follow the package direction the prepare the cake batter.

Step 4: Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Step 5: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Step 6: Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool.

Step 7: Once completely cooled, poke holes all over the cake with the back of a wooden spoon.

Step 8: Pour over the entire cake with the melted butter to fill the holes. Set aside.

To make the Frosting:

Step 9: Add the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl. Cream with an electric mixer. Then, add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Continue to beat until light and fluffy. To loosen the frosting, slowly mix in some cream if needed.

Step 10: Grab the cake and spread the frosting on the entire cake and top.

Step 11: Garnish with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s pieces on top.

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