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Reese Peanut Butter Nutter Butter Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 925kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Three 9 inch round cake pans


Cake Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of milk chocolate cake mix
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 6 large eggs

Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup Reese's peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 bag Mini Nutter Butter Cookies for topping


Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray three 9 inch round cake pans
    with pam baking spray, set aside
  • Using a hand mixer and a large mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients
    together until fully combined.
  • Divide batter between the two baking pans and bake in the preheated
    oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the
  • Allow to cool completely on the counter.
  • Once cooled, remove cakes from cake pan and cut the domes off

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy
    whipping cream, peanut butter and vanilla and mix on medium speed
    until smooth and creamy.

Building Cake Directions

  • Place the first cake layer onto a serving plate
  • Scoop 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out evenly
  • Place the second layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting
  • Place another scoop of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth evenly
  • Repeat steps with remaining cake layers
  • Once all layers have been frosted, frost entire cake
  • Scoop remaining frosting into a piping bag and set aside

Chocolate Ganache Directions:

  • Using a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until steaming
  • While heavy whipping cream is heating up, place chocolate chips into a
    heat-proof bowl
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is heated, pour over the chocolate chips
  • Allow to sit for 1 minute before whisking until smooth
  • Pour ganache into the squeeze bottle

Decorating Directions

  • Using the squeeze bottle, to create a drizzle effect around the top of
    the cake, squeeze some ganache over the side allow the chocolate
    ganache to drip down
  • Pour ganache onto the center of the top of the cake and smooth evenly
    to coat the top
  • Allow to sit for 10 minutes to allow ganache to harden
  • Pipe dollops of frosting onto the top cake
  • Place a nutter butter cookie onto the top and side of the frosting dollops
  • Cut into slices and grab a large glass of milk!


You can use any type of peanut butter that you wish. 


Calories: 925kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 48g | Cholesterol: 271mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 2319IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg