EASY Peanut Butter Cup Cake

My son Nick turned 23 on Sunday (How is that even possible?? In my head I still picture him as a cute little boy). My sister and her three kids came over to help us celebrate. In our family, the birthday boy or girl gets to pick the menu and the cake. Nick is a peanut butter cup fiend, and ever since he was little his favorite dessert has been my Peanut Butter Cup Cake. He requests it every year. Lucky for me, it’s a fast and simple dessert that looks a lot more complicated than it actually is.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake - This decadent Peanut Butter Cup Cake starts out with a boxed mix and ready made frosting, the end result is heavenly rich and gooey treat.

If you can make a cake from a boxed mix, you can make this dessert.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake - This decadent Peanut Butter Cup Cake starts out with a boxed mix and ready made frosting, the end result is heavenly rich and gooey treat.

Mix up your favorite chocolate cake mix (or make it from scratch if you’re feeling ambitious), spread some thinned out peanut butter over the top, finish with chocolate frosting and peanut cups and you’re done.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake - This decadent Peanut Butter Cup Cake starts out with a boxed mix and ready made frosting, the end result is heavenly rich and gooey treat.

You can’t beat the chocolate peanut butter combo and it takes no time at all to put together.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake - This decadent Peanut Butter Cup Cake starts out with a boxed mix and ready made frosting, the end result is heavenly rich and gooey treat.
YUM!!!

This cake is a huge crowd pleaser and there usually isn’t much left when I make it for family parties.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake - This decadent Peanut Butter Cup Cake starts out with a boxed mix and ready made frosting, the end result is heavenly rich and gooey treat.

If you have peanut butter cup lovers in your family, give it a try!

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cake - This decadent Peanut Butter Cup Cake starts out with a boxed mix and ready made frosting, the end result is heavenly rich and gooey treat.

I’m linking my Peanut Butter Cup Cake up at some terrific blog parties – you can find the complete list of places I party HERE.

 

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  1. Bake cake according to package instructions and allow to cool.
  2. Mix the peanut butter and the vegetable oil and spread over the cake.
  3. Microwave frosting for 30-45 seconds. It shoud be pourable but not too runny. Carefully pour over the cake and spread it out without disturbing the peanut butter layer.
  4. Cut peanut butter cups into 1/4s and sprinkle evenly over the frosting. Press the candy in slightly.
  5. That's it! Enjoy.
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