Reese’s Pieces chocolate peanut butter cake

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  • If you’re fan of Reese’s Pieces you’re going to love this showstopping, jaw-dropping cake made with a rich chocolate sponge, peanut butter buttercream and glazed with a luxurious chocolate ganache.

    The icing on the cake? Well, it has to be delicious Reese’s Pieces scattered on top of the ganache, of course.

    This cake is a peanut butter fan’s dream come true and is really simple to make with our step-by-step picture recipe. This cake should take about 50 mins to cook and 30 mins to decorate (excluding cooling time)

    We this cake would make an impressive cake for a birthday or special occasion – who could resist a slice?

    Reese’s Pieces chocolate peanut butter cake ingredients:

    For the sponge:

    • 400g plain flour
    • 200g golden caster sugar
    • 150g light brown sugar
    • 1½tsp baking powder
    • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 50g good quality cocoa powder
    • ½tsp salt
    • 300g melted butter
    • 1tbsp vanilla bean paste
    • 280ml water
    • 150g sour cream
    • 3 eggs

    For the buttercream:

    • 250g unsalted butter
    • 250g smooth peanut butter
    • 2tsp vanilla bean paste
    • 400g icing sugar

    For the ganache:

    • 200ml double cream
    • 130g dark chocolate
    • 2 packets of Reese’s Peanut butter cups