Once more into the candy bag….

Since I enjoyed turning Almond Joys into bread, I thought I would try once again to take a candy and make it into a baked good. This time around I thought I would be kind and make something my husband would eat. Since Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are high on his lists of favorite candies, I decided to pay tribute to those. Now, I don’t nearly enjoy Reese’s as much as Almond Joy, though they are good for portion control because I only am able to eat two before I start to get peanut butter overload. This cake however is a different story. Not thinking I would really even eat anything more than a piece, I cleared a whole mini cake no problem.
The recipe is nothing new. I have already made this cake a year or so ago, the  difference being the use of the peanut butter chips. The other difference is the use of my mini(4-inch diameter) tart pans. I used those to give the cake a more peanut butter cup look. If you get too much rise on your cake you can always trim off the top with a bread knife(that’s what I had to do). If you don’t have little tart pans, you could simply bake it in the rectangular pan and then cut out circles with a cookie cutter. It wont have that cute peanut butter cup shape but will be tasty nonetheless.



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  1. This looks absolutely fabulous. I love Reese’s cups so I can’t wait to try.

  2. I need to make this. The picture is making me drool.

  3. I am soooooooooo going to make this.

  4. I’m not much of a peanut butter eater, but this cake could definitely change my mind. Beautiful!

  5. That looks terrific! Your photography skills are fantastic. This looks gorgeous!

  6. i think i’m in heaven…i need this cake!

  7. Wow…totally amazing. Wanna come visit me????

  8. Yum!! That looks delicious. My stepdad loves peanut butter cups so I will save this recipe to make for his birthday!

  9. This is truly a beauty!

  10. This looks really great! I’m glad you said that you could easily finish up one of these eventhough you can’t get past two Reese’s, for I too share the same sentiment about those cute lil peanut butter cups. I hope to try this out one day. Thanks for sharing! :)

  11. Just when I was craving chocolate and peanut butter. It looks amazing!

  12. I like your presentation, it’s very pretty :) and the cake sounds fab too!

  13. Your husband is one lucky guy!

  14. Awww, these are so cute! Nice take on reese’s peanut butter cups.

  15. You are killing me!! I love Reese’s – and I love that you did these in mini tart pans to make them look like the real thing.

  16. My kids love peanut butter! I should work on the gluten-free flour for this. Looks delicious!

  17. omg, I’m literally drooling… I hate you for making me run for chocolate :-D …and of course peanut butter :))

  18. Jeez, again — such a good idea! I especially love how the shape of the cake recalls its inspiration.

  19. I know why you liked these little tartlets so much: JIF Peanut Butter. I be that’s what you used in this recipe, am I right? I bet if Reese’s made a JIF Peanut Butter Cup, you’d love them even more, lol!

  20. I’ve died and gone to peanut butter heaven, Peabody! These look like out of this world chocolatey peanut buttery perfection…yum with a capital Y!

  21. Damn. Cake + Candy = WIN!
    I really like the clever use of the tart pan. That’s the sort of thing you’d see in a restaurant and think, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

    btw – I tagged you for yet another meme…

  22. Now I really feel like a nut on crack! I share your Reese’s “one bite is plenty” (ok 2)but I am sure I could easily eat 3 of these in one sitting!

  23. Okay I’m coming trick-or-treating. ;)

  24. I can’t see the pictures? :-(

  25. Well, I’m a Reese’s fan. I have two of these please! and maybe one to take home!

  26. I always know where to go when I need me some peanut butter…that looks like heaven.

  27. This is adorable- I think reinterpretting classic dishes/combinations in new ways is always a good idea. I’m sure I’d eat the whole thing too b/c I’m a peanut butter fiend!

  28. That looks great! Peanut butter cake with peanut butter chips and a chocolate coating. That cake must be pretty moist with the peanut butter and the sour cream. mmm…

  29. I am all over this one! Reese’s are one of my husband’s favorites and I know I’d earn big, big wifey points by making this for him. Thanks!!

  30. oh my goodness you’ve REALLY outdone yourself with this cake – it’s brilliant!! I love the combination of chocolate & peanut butter (well, actually, I prefer carob & peanut butter, or almond butter), and this cake does the quintessential peanut butter cup justice :0)

  31. Holy cow.. this comment comes from my heart:

    *thump* *thump* *thump-thump* That’s heartspeak for can I move in with you and your husband?


  32. are you modified now? where’s my comment? hmmph

  33. Hewwo? Am I here? Testing.. testing..

    Check one. check two. Check please!

  34. Oh YUM! The Husband’s favorite candy made into a cake . . . I may have to do this for his birthday! Thank you for sharing.

  35. A brilliant idea to make them look like the real thing! :)

  36. Lisa- my husband put on a stronger spam catcher…so you were in moderation. :) You are here now.

  37. I was mistaken for spam?? Well I never! :P



  38. Ah, so cute! We don’t have peanut butter cups in England, but I’m pretty sure I could establish the cake version here ^__^

  39. How cute! I love Reese’s and this cake looks just like one.

  40. I am so making these…. love this time of year… Hockey season is right around the corner. Can it get any better. I know when we actually get to the season it is even better.

  41. You didn’t…

    You did.

    I can’t believe you did.

    Yet another combination of peanut butter and chocolate, a combination that drives me wild and that I can’t resist. Yet another recipe to add to the ever-growing list of things I must try!

  42. AMAZING! Reese’s are my favorite candy in the world, so this dessert is now among my favorites in the world too!!!

    Anything with peanut butter and choc at least makes the list…

  43. Oh my,my,my,my….Can I be your neighbor?

  44. Reese’s pieces are o.k. if they’ve been frozen (so not as good as almond joy…) But these little sweet thingys you have here look so tasty. No freezing required — definitely.

  45. when i saw this recipe i knew it was one that i would actually make, and not just bookmark with good intentions :) it was absolutely fantastic!!! i did mine as one large cake, and to up the ante a little, cut it in half and added a layer of peanut butter cream cheese as i was afraid it might be a little dry…it wasnt at all dry, but the cream cheese was a tasty addition! thanks, ill be keeping this in my repertoire for future use!

  46. omg! what are you doing to me?! i have been browsing through ur site for the past half hour and i got hungrier and hungrier. I am going to get some sinful chocolatey something and its all YOUR fault!!


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