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Sunday, June 26, 2011

mangia mondays 16: the best cake ever

howdy, partners
& welcome to

a blog hop where lisa from shine your light
& i like to keep things funky & fresh...
& of course, check out all of your amazing recipes & food posts!

have you seen this recipe over at
it's been my absolute favorite
& go-to recipe ever since she posted it.
it's easy & a crowd favorite!
could it get any better?

the best chocolate & peanut butter cake

for cake:
1 box devil's food cake mix
1 large package of jello instant chocolate pudding mix
1 C sour cream
1 C vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 C milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 C mini reese's cups, chopped

1. preheat oven to 350 f.

2. in a very large bowl, mix together everything except reese's cups. batter will be extremely thick. stir in reese's cups. pour batter into cake pan of choice {i made 8 cupcakes & filled 2 8-inch round cake pans}. for cooking time, use the cooking times on the back of the devil's food cake box as a guide & add {approx.} 10 minutes to whatever it says. check with a toothpick for doneness. :)

for frosting:
1 C shortening
1 C smooth peanut butter
4 C powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C heavy whipping cream

1. in a mixing bowl, cream shortening & peanut butter until fluffy. add sugar & continue creaming until well blended. add salt, vanilla, & whipping cream. blend on low speed until moistened. beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

for this recipe, i buy the 2.5 pound bag of mini reese's cups...
& use them all.
you could easily just put the 2 C in the cake,
but what takes it over the top {in my opinion} is the fact that it's garnished
with the remaining chopped reese's cups.

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Hi Kristin,
    I shared a video demonstration of how to make homemade almond flour and two articles I hope you enjoy!

  2. Kristin,
    Thanks for hosting! I linked up a couple treats for ya!

  3. Thank you for a fun party! So many great links to browse!

  4. My mouth just dropped when I saw that cake! Wow! That looks awesome! I want to make those cupcakes for a potluck coming up but I have no idea how to make the frosting like that, I think I have a piping bag around here somewhere but haven't used it in 100 years so mine would look NOWHERE near as good as yours!

  5. Holy cow! that looks amazing!!! seriously amazing. It would be a fantastic dessert with the Beer Butt Chicken I linked! Thanks for hosting, as usual!

  6. I hesitated posting my Green Mac N' Cheese because this cake looks insanely delicious and who wants to eat Mac N' Cheese when they could have some of this? Holy Moly? I'm not even going to attempt it. Not only does it look scrummy, it's really well-crafted too! Bravo!

  7. Thanks for are the hostess with the "mostest" :)

  8. Oh heavenly days that cake looks SINFUL! :)

    I linked up my "Better than Starbucks Blueberry Scones".

    Thanks for hosting!

  9. Wow, that cake and cupcakes look amazing! I would love to have some of your piping hints!

  10. This looks so good. You really out did yourself with this one. Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  11. I am practically licking my computer screen! That cake looks SO good!

  12. Oh wow! That looks fantastic! Almost too nice to eat...almost. :)

  13. I just want to say, I made this cake last night (found the recipe via PINTEREST), and let me tell you, it is SO good!! It's not even 10am and the office devoured it. I got so many compliments. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe.

    1. I'm so glad you (and everyone at work) liked it! It's always a HUGE hit when I make it, too! :D