Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cake - Use up That Halloween Candy!

"I received an email from the www.recipe4living.com website and the title of the email said "31 recipes to use up that leftover Halloween candy.""
 
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Ready In:
55mins
Ingredients:
11
Yields:
24 pieces of cake
Serves:
24
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ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 14 cup water, extra water
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding, the small box
  • 10 Reese's Peanut Butter cups, broken into chunks
  • FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1 (1 lb) box powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 cup Reese's pieces
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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the pan that you plan to use with nonstick spray (see box for pan size).
  • Mix cake ingredients as per directions on the box plus the 1/4 cup of the extra water.
  • Add in the peanut butter cup chunks.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool.
  • Blend icing ingredients together and spread on cake.
  • Sprinkle Reese's Pieces on top.

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Reviews

  1. Lhansen
    Made this tonight and my kids were in sugar heaven. This was a special treat so we went all out and any kid who likes Reese's will love this. Not hard to make at all. I ended up using peanut M&Ms on top because store was out of Reese's Pieces.
     
  2. patti o.
    Wonderful, moist cake. Made this for my son and his fiance birthday. I used the Reese Mini's in the cake and to decorate the top and used crushed reeses on the sides. I also use Chocolate cool whip. Already had a request to make again next year. Thank you
     
  3. Lori Mama
    My husband just loved this cake. It's very moist, but a bit too sweet for my taste. I don't matter though, since any baking I do, I do for my husband. LoL! I did have to make a modification in regards to the icing. I never buy Cool Whip, so I used the cream cheese and added 4 tblsp. of butter along with some milk and whipped it for a few minutes. Good idea for those leftover Reese's candies. :)
     
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