What’s Reese’s peanut butter cake bar? It’s a dense homemade chocolate cake smothered with a layer of peanut butter and then covered with a thick chocolate glaze. This rich dessert is perfectly paired with a hot cup of coffee or a big glass of cold milk.
Cake Layer Ingredients
Middle Layer Ingredients
Chocolate Glaze Ingredients
Substitutions: You can substitute buttermilk for the sour cream if desired.
Baking Time: This cake will make you feel like it will never be done… until it is. The middle is very liquidy until… it’s not. Don’t let that scare you. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center is clean.
Let the cake cool. The cake must be fully cool before adding the peanut butter layer. If not, the peanut butter will be difficult to spread. If the cake is cool and the peanut butter picks up some cake crumbs – don’t worry! The chocolate glaze will cover it.
Pan size. I made this cake in various sizes. A 13×9 pan will produce more of a cake bar. However, you can bake this cake in an 11×7 pan for a thicker – more traditional dense cake. Increase your baking time when doing so.
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