Cake me Home Tonight (Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Cake)
Delicious chocolate cake with creamy Peanut Butter Mousse filling, Chocolate frosting, and mini Reese’s peanut butter cup topping. The combination of Chocolate and Peanut butter can make you go weak in the knees. This decadent chocolate cake is simple- but what a statement it makes. Perfect for Sweetest Day, Valentines, Galantines…, and of course, special birthdays. If there ever was a romantic and unusual cake- this is it.
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! Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake – I’m in. BEST CAKE RECIPE EVER
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fun Facts
It takes 540 peanuts to make a 12 oz jar of peanut butter
By law, products labeled as ‘Peanut Butter’ in the US must be at least 90% peanuts
The earliest reference to peanut butter can be traced back to the ancient Incas and Aztecs. The ground roasted peanuts into paste
In the early 1920’s, HB Reese worked at the Hershey company. He started creating peanut butter cups in the basement of his Hershey home. Over the years, Hershey supported HB, and supplied chocolate to HB’s new candy company. By 1963 HB’s 6 sons sold the Reese’s Candy company to Hershey.
The word chocolate is traced back to the Aztec word ‘Xocoatl, and the name for the cocoa plant, Theobroma Cacao, means ‘Food of the Gods’ -though the Meso culture mostly made bitter drinks from the beans.
In 1847, Joseph Fry innovated a way to combine cocoa powder, sugar and cocoa into a chocolate mixture that can be molded into chocolate bars.
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
Cake Me Home Tonight (Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse Cake)
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
- 1 tub Chocolate Frosting
- 1 17.6 oz Family Pack Reese's Unwrapped Mini Peanut Butter Cups
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
For this Mousse cake recipe: We recommend regular chocolate cake mix, rather than one of the ‘Super Moist’ varieties. The Peanut Butter mixture already gives the cake plenty of moisture.
Reese’s Pieces can be spread evenly on top of the cake for additional color.
Peanut Butter Chocolate is a combination that can become too soft, and the cake may lose its fresh and beautiful look. Chill before serving
Short on Reese’s cups? Mix up the look by only putting candy on top.
Make the chocolate cake the night before, for easy assembly the day of the party.
Mix It Up
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fan? This Peanut Butter Mousse is amazing. 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
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