Reese’s Surprise Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting – Sugar Spun Run (Video)

Pampered Chef just came out with the most WONDERFUL Secret Center Cake Pan!! I used this to make a cake that looked fantastic, using a box cake mix for ease, but when combined with this homemade Peanut Butter Frosting from Sam over at Sugar Spun Run, it took this delicious dessert to a whole new level! You can learn more about Sam here. I love to bake, but I do not like anything that is too sweet. This frosting was simply perfection, perfectly creamy, SO easy to frost the cake, and not cloyingly sweet at all. I recommend saving a little frosting to eat on its own, it was that delicious!

Use our Secret Center Cake Pan to serve your friends and family a stunning cake with a hidden surprise inside. Just add your favorite cake mix, bake it, let it cool, and add your surprise flavors. These pans use our exclusive high-quality nonstick coating to help with easy release and clean up.

Plus, you can surprise your guests a few different ways with the two different pans. You can add a surprise filling to the entire cake or personalize each slice with something special like sprinkles, fruit, or chocolate candies. And when you’re ready to cut into your masterpiece, the pans’ unique cake shape shows you where to slice so each piece will contain your hidden surprise until your guests dig in. A few details about this pan:

Product Details

  • Includes 2 pans, 2 inserts, and instructions
  • Heavy weight carbon-steel construction with exclusive nonstick coating for easy release and cleaning
  • Holds a standard box cake mix
  • Features a unique shape to ensure the whole cake has a surprise inside
  • Oven-safe to 450°F (230°C)
  • Hand wash only

Are you ready for some deliciousness? Let’s jump right in!!

Ingredients:

  • One Box 16.25 oz/461 g Devil’s Food Cake Mix plus ingredients to make cake
  • Butter and flour to prepare pans for baking
  • One – 9.9 oz/280 g bag of Reese’s Pieces

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup/226 g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup/245 g creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups/375 g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350⁰ F. Butter and lightly flour secret center cake pans, along with the wells-insert (this is the one where each cake will have a surprise). Set aside.

Make Cake: Add ingredients to bowl and mix well, according to the instructions on the box of cake mix.  Pour two cups of the batter into the cake pan with the wells-insert.  Pour the rest of the batter into the other pan.  Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into canter of cake comes out clean.

Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes, then remove cakes from pan and let cool completely. Once cooled, remove well-insert from cake, and slice crown to level if necessary.

Frosting: Mix together butter and peanut butter until combined. Slowly add in powdered sugar, mixing on low speed until fully incorporated. Add in vanilla and salt, mix well. Finally, add in milk, and give a final mixing.

Use the Easy Accent Decorator to pipe frosting around the wells for the bottom layer, and in the center of that cake. 

Fill the wells with Reese’s Pieces, then place other layer of cake on top.

Frost the rest of the cake, but not like I did, lol.  I was distracted, and frosted the cake from the bottom up!  Thank goodness this frosting was incredibly easy to work with, the cake still came out looking great in spite of me. 

Chill cake for at least one hour before slicing and serving.

That’s it!  Next time, I will use both inserts at once, which will create a center in the other cake.  I would also like to try it with some savory recipes.  What do you think you would use this pan for?

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Reese’s Surprise Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting!

Take boxed cake mix to the next level with this scrumptious peanut butter frosting, along with surprise Reese's Pieces in every single slice!!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 16.25 oz Box of Devil's Food Cake Mix, plus ingredients to make cake
  • Butter and flour to prep baking pans
  • 9.9 oz Bag of Reese's Pieces
  • 2 oz chopped dark chocolate (optional, for decorating)

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350⁰ F. Butter and lightly flour secret center cake pans, along with the wells-insert (this is the one where each cake will have a surprise). Set aside.
  • Add ingredients to bowl and mix well,according to the instructions on the box of cake mix.  Pour two cups of the batter into the cake pan with the wells-insert.  Pour the rest of the batter into the other pan.  Bake for20-24 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into canter of cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven. Cool 10 minutes, then remove cakes from pan and let cool completely.

For the Frosting:

  • Mix together butter and peanut butter until combined. 
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar, mixing on low speed until fully incorporated. 
  • Add in vanilla and salt, mix well.  Finally, add in milk, and give a finally mixing.
  • Once cooled, remove well-insert from cake, and slice crown to level if necessary.
  • Use the Easy Accent Decorator to pipe frosting around the wells for the bottom layer, and in the center of that cake. 
  • Fill the wells with Reese’s Pieces, then other layer of cake on top. Frost the rest of the cake, decorate top with chopped dark chocolate, if desired.
  • Chill cake for at least one hour before slicing and serving.
Made this recipe? Tag me @imapampchef on Instagram!I would love to hear from you!

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