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REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Crumble Cake


30 Min.
20 Min.
Skill Level:
12-16 servings

REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Crumble Cake Recipe, a chocolate cake loaded with REESE'S Miniatures Peanut Butter Cups is even better than it sounds.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes


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  • 2 cups
    granulated sugar (500 mL)
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour (425 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (175 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking powder (7 mL)
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking soda (7 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    salt (5 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 cup
    milk (250 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil (125 mL)
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • 1 cup
    boiling water (250 mL)
  • 26
    REESE'S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Candy (230 g)
  • One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting:
  • 6 tbsps
    butter or margarine, softened (90 g)
  • 2 2/3 cups
    icing sugar (650 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (125 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    milk (approx.) (75 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) Baking Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch (3 L) baking pan.


Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pan.


Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Meanwhile, remove wrappers from REESES'S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Candy and cut each cup into 4 pieces; set aside.


One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter until fluffy in a medium bowl. Alternately beat in icing sugar and cocoa with milk until of spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Blend in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups (500 mL).


Measure out 1/3 cup (75 mL) frosting; reserve. Frost cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle REESES'S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures Candy pieces over frosting. Place reserved frosting in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) for 15 seconds or until pourable. Drizzle over cake; let stand until set.