Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake & More Amazing Peanut Butter Recipes

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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!

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake- unbelievably delicious!

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!

You will not be able to stop eating this amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake!

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! 🙂

peanut butter chocolate poke cake

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.

Instructions for poke cake

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.

If you love Reeses peanut butter cups, you've gotta try this decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Poke Cake!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake

Yield: 20 servings

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Poke Cake
Chocolate poke cake with a peanut butter chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and Reese's peanut butter cups.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 chocolate cake mix, prepared according to directions on box
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 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


Bake cake 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.


Check out these other drool-worthy peanut butter recipes. I want to try every one of them!

9 Recipes for National Peanut Butter Day!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 and Jelly Bars
Peanut Butter Yummies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scones


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  2. I love peanut butter, so this is calling me!

  3. Yummy! This looks so good. It is hard to go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter as far as I’m concerned!

  4. OMG…that looks amazing!!! If it wasn’t 10:00 already I’d head to the grocery store right now! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Look at that crazy moist cake! I love poke cakes. This is definitely happening in the very near future!

  6. Mmmmm this looks so good! Moist, rich and great flavors! Now I need dessert

  7. This poke cake is a must make, like RIGHT NOW!!

  8. Drooling! :p

  9. Can you believe I’ve never made a poke cake before?? This one looks absolutely delicious. I think I should give it a try for my first poke cake!

  10. Oh what I wouldn’t give for a bite of this! Adding peanut butter to a poke cake is GENIUS!

  11. I love poke cakes but never thought of doing it with peanut butter – yum! I bet this is so amazingly good!

    • This is the first time I’ve tried a non-jello poke cake, and I loved it so much I’m already thinking of what flavors I can try next!

  12. This sounds absolutely amazing. I mean, chocolate, peanut butter, whipped cream?! Plus since it’s a poke cake I know it has to be so moist! I think I might make this for my husband’s birthday in a couple months!

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