Reese’s Peanut Butter Gooey Cake


Really that is the only word that can describe this.

Sure we all love regular gooey butter cake.  Crumbly butter flavored cake topped with a cream cheese icing that bakes into the cake; what’s not to love? I decided to take it a step further with this one.

You see Wes is headed out on his bachelor party weekend. I wanted to make good and sure that no matter how much fun he has with his brothers and best friends, that he doesn’t forget about me back at home.

I’m not really that concerned about it, but you know, this is a just in case kind of thing.

Plus these boys are going to be spending all weekend at a ranch with no dessert in sight, so I had to send something!

I also packed up a bottle of his favorite whiskey and a bottle of advil. I figured both would be put to good use.

From the top, this looks like a normal gooey butter cake. But, hidden underneath the layer of cream cheese, butter and sugar, is a butter cake loaded with crumbled Reese’s peanut butter cups. Reese’s rank pretty high on my list of favorite candy, mainly because of the peanut butter.

Chocolate and peanut butter will always be one of the world’s best relationships. I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like it.

And if I do ever meet someone who claims to not like the chocolate peanut butter combo, then I probably won’t be friends with them.

They really can’t be trusted.

Ok. That isn’t necessarily fair, or true. I probably would still be friends with them; I just wouldn’t invite them over for dessert all that much.

Ugh. I’m so sad I sent this cake away. Looking at the pictures is making me a bit jealous.

Deep down I know this cake is much better off with a group of 14 boys than with me. It certainly would do me no good considering I have a marathon this weekend and it is best to eat foods that don’t feel like a brick in your stomach.

But after the marathon? Bring on the brick!

Reese's Peanut Butter Gooey Cake
For the cake
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box butter cake mix
  • 8 Reese's cups crumbled
For the topping
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together cake mix, butter, and egg. Press batter into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and butter. Once combined add in eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined and smooth. Add in powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  4. Pour topping over the cake mixture.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the top is a light brown and the cake is not incredibly jiggly.

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