- Two boxes of cake mix (and related ingredients)
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Grease the crockpot
- Add the yellow cake mix
- Add the chocolate cake mix
- Add the Reese's on top (thus fixing my mistake)
- Bake for two hours on HIGH (or until a toothpick comes out clean)
I was in the mood for something different tonight….I had a bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and I thought….hmmmm. Chocolate, Peanut butter and cake…PERFECT! What came next was a delicious failure. If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups, try this little recipe, I think you’ll like it! We licked the bottom of the slow cooker!!
I mixed my cake mixes, placing the yellow cake on the bottom, in a sprayed crockpot.
I then placed lots and lots of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the batter.
Then I added the chocolate batter, yea I know what you’re thinking….why did I do this in a crockpot?! Could you wait 2 hours for it to get done?!
With most all baking in the crockpot, cover the crockpot with some paper towels (or a towel) to trap moisture and seal in heat.
Two hours later….I couldn’t wait to get it out!!!
Then disappointment!! Many of the Reese Cups sank to the bottom and burned slightly! 🙁
It looked like a crater cake!!
But no matter, find the good pieces and make due!! This cake was completely eaten and enjoyed, some pieces just had more whip cream than others! 😉
So how would I turn this Crockpot Fail into a Success…well that’s simple, instead of layering my cake in the middle, I’d simply place the Reese’s on the top of the cake. If they sink slightly that’s okay, because they’d have to sink a good ways to get to the bottom. I would also add a little peanut butter to the yellow cake
You could lightly dust the buttercups in flour before adding them to the cake batter, that’s how you make a chocolate chip cake without them sinking to the bottom.. good luck! I might just try this!
Awesome, didn’t know the flour on chocolate chip trick!
What size crock pot did you use? I have a smaller one and wondering if I could do this.
Wish I’d known about the flour trick, lol! I cooked this, and put the cups on top as suggested, they still sunk to the bottom. 🙁 Very tasty though. 😀
Jessaca Ficek says
I just made this today and the cake did not bake in the center 🙁 I ended up having to scoop it out and peice together the parts that did cook.