“Secret Reece’s” Cake

ReecesCakeThis past weekend we celebrated a friend’s birthday.  Naturally, I was put on cake duty.

At noon we piled onto a party bus and took off on our tour of local San Diego breweries.  We started at Ballast Point, continued to Lost Abbey, and wrapped up the day at Green Flash.  By the end of the day, we were all slightly tipsy and starving for cake.  This bad boy didn’t disappoint.

I used a box of chocolate cake mix and this peanut butter frosting recipe.  While I don’t mind cutting corners with cake mix, you’ll NEVER catch me using store-bought frosting.  Have you tasted that stuff!? No thanks!


Here’s a breakdown of the construction.  The one thing not pictured is that I cut two Reece’s cups into sixths and stuck the triangles in the gaps around the edges.  This helped me get a nice smooth side that fully disguised the inner naughtiness.

I wish I could have captured a photo of a slice, but people were hungry and asking for their patience might have meant a fork to the eye.  It’s all fun and games until someone has to wait to dig into their Reece’s cake- then it can get ugly!

But it really was as good as it looks, and you should totally make it.  Like now.  Because it’s Tuesday, and why not?! You deserve it.


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I'm a 20-something woman with an insatiable thirst for adventure. I love red wine, chocolate cake, and comments from my lovely readers.
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11 Responses to “Secret Reece’s” Cake

  1. Deb says:

    Good thing my birthday is coming up…I just forwarded this to my cake makers, Erik and Jay. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Virginia says:

    Don’t you know I’m pregnant? Guess I’m going to have to block you now.

  3. This looks amazzzinnnggg! Peanut butter is one of my favorite things–yummy!

  4. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence says:

    Such a fun idea!!

  5. Jen says:

    Best idea EVER!!! This seriously looks so good I could eat my computer screen!

    xo jen

  6. AJ says:

    Amazing!!! That cake looks so yummy. And I hate store bought frosting too, yuck.


  7. OMG…this cake is totally amazing! I’m so addicted to PB, so this is perfect for me!

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