Reeces Peanut butter cup…. CakeThis proves that, if you understand the basics, you can modify a simple concept to fit your needs. The girlfriend asked me to make a cake for her nephews birthday and I was high and thinking about flavors. At first, it was going to be a Chocolate cake with peanut butter icing but chocolate cake is boring. So I decided to get weird.
Mise En Place
A large mixing bowl.
A greased 9×13 cake pan
For the cake
2.5 cups of AP flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 oz (1.5 sticks) of soft butter
1 1/2 cups of white sugar5 large eggs1 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract (or less if you’re using the good stuff)
For the icing
One pound of milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of instant coffee
1 tablespoon of Honey
1 tablespoon of Sea Salt
Method of Preparation
Pre-heat the oven to 325-350 and make sure you grease your pan.
In the first bowl mix your dry ingredients
In the other bowl cream your butter and sugar (mix extremely well) and add the eggs.
Add your dry mix but just like the cookies, make sure you mix well and scrape the sides.
Coat your pan with butter and then add enough flour to evenly coat it and shake off the excess Pour the mix in the pan and make sure it’s even.
Keep an eye on it and spin it if you need to. The top should be a nice light brown.
You know it’s done when you stick a toothpick or a knife in the center and it comes out clean.
For the icing
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and whisk in the coffee and honey.
Add the salt to coat it after you ice the cake.
For the cake in the photos, I actually did a double batch but made three cakes that I stacked since I was feeding a lot of people.