Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake– Every bite of this decadent cake is loaded with chocolate and peanut butter flavor. It is seriously mouthwatering and addicting!
I am teaming up with some of my favorite foodie bloggers for a year-long celebration of food. Every month we will be picking a food related holiday, and sharing recipes for that day. This month we choose National Peanut Butter Day. Because hello, peanut butter- who doesn’t love it, especially with chocolate!
DECADENT POKE CAKE FOR PEANUT BUTTER FANS
I decided to make a Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake. I saw a few recipes online, but none of them really spoke to me, so I decided to come up with my very own recipe. And I don’t want to brag or anything, but this cake is out of this world!!! I was seriously blown away by the results. It is so, so good!
It was a challenge for me having the leftovers in the fridge, because I wanted to finish off the entire pan. And then lick it clean. If you are a fan of chocolate and peanut butter, you have got to make this cake. Just make sure you have someone to share it with- it’s dangerous! 🙂
Poke cakes are extra yummy because you poke holes in the baked cake and fill it with some type of sauce. For this cake you are filling in the holes with a homemade chocolate sauce. So scrumptious!
I find it works best to use the handle of a plastic or wooden spoon. You want to use something large enough that the sauce can seep all the way down into the holes.
Trust me, every bite of this cake is melt in your mouth delicious! The fudge sauce in the middle, the light chocolate cream, and the generous topping of Reese’s peanut butter cups. An epic dessert for sure.
Check out these other drool-worthy peanut butter recipes. I want to try every one of them!
- Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball from Like Mother Like Daughter
- Peanut Butter Cup Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting from Cupcake Diaries
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites from Happy Food Healthy Life
- Avalanche Bars from Real Mom Kitchen
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake (right here)
- Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Ashlee Marie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip from Butter with a Side of Bread
- Copycat Jamba Juice Chocolate Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie from Tried and Tasty
Some of my favorite peanut butter recipes:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake
- 1 15.25 oz chocolate cake mix
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp cocoa
- dash of salt
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used chunky, but creamy will work just as well.)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups cream, divided
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 20 mini Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped
- Prepare cake according to box directions and bake in a greased 9x13" pan. Cool completely. While cake is cooling, prepare sauce.
- In a medium sized saucepan, whisk together sugar, cocoa, and salt. Gradually whisk in the evaporated milk. Add the butter and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until peanut butter is melted. Let cool till pan is warm to the touch.
- Set aside 1/2 cup of the chocolate peanut butter sauce.
- Use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes about an inch apart over the entire cake. Pour remaining chocolate sauce slowly over the cake, making sure it goes down into the holes.
- Beat 1/2 cup of the cream till soft peaks form. Fold in the reserved 1/2 cup chocolate sauce and spread over the cake evenly. Cover cake with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour. Overnight is fine.
- When you are ready to serve the cake, whip the remaining 1 cup cream till soft peaks form. Add the 1/4 cup powdered sugar and the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat till well blended. Spread over cake. Top with chopped Reese's peanut butter cups. Serve immediately, or chill. Store any leftovers in the fridge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g