Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dad's PB Birthday Cake

Dad’s PB Birthday Cake
Serves: 8-12

OBJ: TCW be able to bake up a scrumptious chocolate cake for her Dad using his favorite candy- Reese’s and save some mula by not going to the local bakery!

1 Box Devil’s Food Cake, batter made according to box directions
1 bag Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, coarsely chopped
2 tubs Milk Chocolate Frosting
½ C Creamy Peanut Butter
Chocolate syrup

1.      Preheat oven to box directions, the grease 2 -8 inch cake pans
2.      Divide the chocolate batter into 2 even amounts and pour into pans
3.      Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, or until melted 
4.      Going back and forth, pour ¼ C peanut butter over each cake
5.      Using a butter knife, cut through the butter in the opposite direction, forming peanut butter swirls
6.      Bake cakes according to box directions, let cool completely
7.      Place one cake, upside down (so that PB swirl is on bottom) on a serving tray, this will allow for a flat surface, if too wobbly trim PB side so it sits evenly (but a little wobble is okay, the next step and other cake will weigh it down enough:)
8.      Spread ¾ of all the chopped Reese’s PB Cups over the cake
9.      Top with other cake, regular (PB) side up
10.  Using an offset spatula spread the frosting all over cakes, sides and top
11.  Sprinkle the remaining ¼ of Reese’s PB Cups around the edge of cake, drizzle with chocolate syrup along edges if desired
12.  Slice and serve!
Above:What cakes should look like after baking

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