Saturday, December 5, 2009

Reese's PB Cup Cake

Have you ever had a vision in your head that you knew you had to bring to life? Ever since this summer, I've wanted to make a cake in the shape of a Reese's peanut butter cup, one of my favorite candies of all time. So I bided my time, waiting for the right time to whip up my creation.

Reese's PB Cup Cake

A birthday is the perfect time to make someone feel special by going all out for them. Luckily for me this birthday celebratee was a huge fan of PB cups as well. So I set to work. First I baked two of my standard chocolate cakes. For the peanut butter filling, I took a recipe for peanut butter fudge and omitted half of the powdered sugar. I wanted to make sure the fudge in the center was sliceable. I baked the cakes in 9" cake pans and I poured the fudge into an 8" pan to set. Once it was decently solid, I placed the fudge between the two cake rounds. Next I shaped the cake by cutting the sides at an angle. I frosted the entire thing with chocolate frosting. For the sides, I used a petal tip to pipe on overlapping lines of frosting to create a ridged effect. I tried a few other tips but this one seemed to be the best. In the end, I was very satisfied with the cake. The peanut butter fudge in the center was a delicious complement to the chocolate and was as much of a giant PB cup as I had envisioned.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Holy crap.

This should be submitted to "this is why you're fat" and I mean that in a loving, drooling, why wasn't this for my birthday kind of way.