chocolate cake on a white ceramic cake stand covered with halved mini Reeses peanut butter cup candy

Cake Me Home Tonight (Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Cake)

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Cake me Home Tonight (Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Cake)

Delicious chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Mousse, Chocolate frosting, and mini Reese’s cup topping.  The combination of Chocolate and Peanut butter makes so many of us go weak in the knees.   This decadent chocolate cake is simple- but what a statement it makes.  Perfect for Sweetest Day, Valentines, Galentines…, and of course, special birthdays.   If there ever was a romantic and unusual cake- this is it.

chocolate layered cake with light brown frosting in the middle chocolate frosted cake on a white ceramic cake stand with a bag of reeses mini cups candy in the background

This beautiful cake is so much easier and faster than most.  Fast Cake, no icing bags, and it does not require a baker’s practiced artistry.  Hot Damn!  I’m in. BEST CAKE EVER

chocolate cake on a white ceramic cake stand covered with halved mini Reeses peanut butter cup candy
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Cake Me Home Tonight (Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Cake)

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Layered Cake topped with Reese's mini cups
Prep Time1 hr
Active Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake with mini Reese's cups, Chocolate cake dessert, Peanut Butter and chocolate cake, Peanut Butter Mousse
Yield: 10
Author: Shea Humpter-Cousins

Materials

Cake- 2, 9-inch rounds

  • Your favorite chocolate cake mix Do not use 'Super Moist'
  • Ingredients required by the cake mix

Peanut Butter Mousse

  • ¾ cup Peanut Butter
  • 2 oz Softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Marshmellow Fluff
  • ¼ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ cup Sour Cream

Frosting

  • 1 tub Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 17.6 oz Family Pack Reese's Unwrapped Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

Cake

  • Use cooking spray and a dusting of flour to prepare cake pans
  • Bake 2 9-inch chocolate cakes as directed by the box instructions
  • Test each cake with a toothpick to ensure the cake centers are fully cooked, (if the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is done)
  • Allow the cakes to cool

Peanut Butter Mousse

  • Combine all Mousse ingredients until fully blended
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

Cake topping

  • Carefully place 1st cake on the cake stand
  • Cover 1st cake with a thick coating of cooled mousse. Taper the mousse so that there is only a thin coat near the outer edge
  • Place 2nd round on top of the Peanut Butter Mousse
    chocolate layered cake with light brown frosting in the middle
  • Cover the cake in the Chocolate frosting. It doesn't have to be perfect since you are covering the icing in mini peanut butter cups
    chocolate frosted cake on a white ceramic cake stand with a bag of reeses mini cups candy in the background
  • Cut half of the Peanut Butter cups in half and half of the cups into quarters
  • Place them in all directions, all over the cake. If used wisely, there should be no issue with a 17.6 oz candy pack covering the cake
  • Refrigerate the cake until you are ready to serve
    Slice of layered chocolate cake with a light brown peanut butter flavored filling and topped with Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Candies

Aphrodesi’hacks’

Would recommend regular chocolate cake mix, rather than one of the ‘Super Moist’ varieties.  The Mousse already gives the cake plenty of moisture.

Mix up the look by only putting candy on top.

Peanut Butter Lover?  The PB Mousse is the best Peanut Butter Mousse you can serve. Put it in dessert cups and serve with a few mini Reese’s cups on top.

Sprinkle Reese’s Pieces on top of the cake for additional color

Try another great Cuss Kitchen Original Cake:  Poke me Baby One More Time : 

http://cusskitchen.com/poke-me-baby-one-more-time

 


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