The “Oh my, goodness!” Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Topping

There are no accurate words to describe this cake. “Amazing” doesn’t do it justice, and “incredible” is just darn right insulting.

So I settled on “Oh my, goodness!” because I think those were the exact words that came out of mine and Stephen’s mouths after the first bite.


When I asked Stephen what kind of cake he wanted this year for his birthday, he said, “Surprise me.” Then my mind started to race: Does he want peanut butter? Does he want chocolate? Does he want caramel? Does he want cookie dough?

And my answer to my own questions was: HE WANTS EVERYTHING. So that’s what this cake is. Everything.



I first saw an adaptation of this recipe on Life, Love & Sugar and when I began drooling while looking at the screen I decided I wanted to play around with it and make a cousin of that cake.

It turned out heavenly and now I want to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day forever and ever. All right maybe not that much, but I do want eat it frequently—extremely frequently (if that even makes sense).

So, here it is: the best cake in the world.


½ cup butter softened
¾ cup light brown sugar
¼ cup granulated white sugar
¾ cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups flour
¾ tsp baking soda
½ of a 12 oz. bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
1 cup chocolate chips
½ can of Betty Crocker Hershey’s milk chocolate frosting
Chocolate Syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With a mixer, mix butter, white sugar, and brown sugar for 1 minute on low setting.
  3. Add peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract and mix for 30 seconds on low setting.
  4. Add flour and baking soda and mix until well combined.
  5. With a spoon, stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Line a 9 inch cake pan (square or round—I used square) with parchment paper and grease the paper to avoid sticking.
  7. Press dough into the cake pan—make sure it’s evenly pressed in.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes (mine was closer to 20), or until you can stick a toothpick into the cake without any residual dough sticking to it.
  9. Take out of the oven and let cool completely.
  10. Remove cake from pan and place on plate.
  11. Spread Hershey’s icing on cake.
  12. Chop Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and cover top of cake with them.
  13. Drizzle chocolate syrup on the cake.
  14. Drizzle caramel on the cake.
  15. Dig in!



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  1. Melissa Smith says

    That looks SO good!!! Like, make my mouth water to the point of going to the store just to get everything to make it right now, good!

    • Catherine Elsby says

      I love everything you make Lindsay! I made the snickers cake for my boyfriend for his birthday last year and he absolutely loved it!

    • Catherine Elsby says

      Thank you Elayna! I figured it was appropriate because those were definitely the first words I said when I took a bite!

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