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Peanut Butter Cup Heart Valentine Cake Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Heart Valentine Cake
Intermediate

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recipe Rating

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S 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
  • 2 cans (16 oz. each) vanilla ready-to-spread frosting or about 3 cups of your favorite homemade vanilla frosting
  • Red food color
  • 1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Minis

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4. Tint frosting to desired shade of pink with several drops red food color. Frost cake.
  • 5. Cut desired size heart from wax paper. Lightly place on surface of cake (do not press into cake); use edge of knife or toothpick to outline heart onto frosted cake surface. Remove paper. Place mini peanut butter cups on cake following heart outline. Makes 12 servings.

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