Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chocolate Reeses Pieces Cake

My friend Haley recently had a birthday.  Not just any birthday though, her 18th!  So in celebration I decided to bake her a cake (as if I need another excuse to bake).  Her favorite kind of cake was chocolate and she loves Reese's Pieces!  So I decided to put the two together!  The recipe I used was relatively simple, but it tasted oh so good!

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water 

Cake Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. (Make sure you cover the entire pan so nothing gets stuck to it!)

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 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with your own frosting or the frosting recipe I will provide below!

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting Directions (Super easy!)

  Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency.

Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

 This was the final result for the frosting recipe!

 This was my bottom cake, I put some candies on top for a little surprise in the middle!

 The finished product!  It was well received.