How to Make a Moist and Flavorful Peanut Butter Poke Cake
Peanut Butter Poke Cake is a delicious dessert that combines the rich flavors of peanut butter and chocolate. This dessert is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday party or a casual dinner with friends.
The cake itself is moist and flavorful, while the peanut butter filling adds a creamy and nutty element. The chocolate ganache topping completes the dessert with a smooth and decadent finish.
To make this Peanut Butter Poke Cake, you will need the following ingredients:
FOR THE CAKE
- 1 box devil’s nourishment cake, also fixings called for on box
- 2 c. peanut butter, melted
- 1 c. chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- 1 c. Reese’s Pieces
FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 10 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tbsp. heavy cream
Instructions To make Peanut Butter Poke Cake
To begin, preheat the oven to 350°. Next, line a 9″-x-13″ dish with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. Then, prepare the cake according to the instructions on the package and pour it into the prepared dish. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, approximately 25 minutes. Finally, let the cake cool completely.
First, using the back of a wooden spoon, make holes in the cake. Then, pour melted peanut butter all over the cake, ensuring to fill the holes. Lastly, set the cake aside.
Make the frosting: Combine the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and salt and beat until light and fluffy. Whip the cream a little at a time to loosen the ice if necessary.
First, spread the glaze over the entire surface of the cake. Then, top it with chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces.
Peanut Butter Poke Cake TIPS
Use a boxed cake mix as a time-saving alternative
To make a delicious peanut butter poke cake, begin by choosing either a chocolate or vanilla boxed cake mix. Next, follow the instructions on the box to prepare the cake batter.
Add peanut butter to the cake batter
For an extra peanut butter flavor, mix in a few tablespoons of creamy peanut butter into the cake batter before pouring it into the baking pan. This will give the cake a rich and indulgent taste.
Bake the cake as directed
Follow the baking instructions on the boxed cake mix. Make sure to check the cake for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. In the event that it comes out clean, the cake is prepared.
Let the cake cool completely
After removing the cake from the oven, allow it to cool in the baking pan for about 10-15 minutes. At this point, remove to a wire rack to cool completely. This will prevent the cake from crumbling when you poke it.
Poke holes in the cake
Once the cake has cooled, use the end of a wooden spoon or a fork to poke holes all over the surface of the cake. Make sure the holes are evenly spaced to allow the peanut butter filling to seep into the cake.
Prepare the peanut butter filling
In a medium bowl, combine creamy peanut butter with sweetened condensed milk. Mix until well incorporated. This creamy and sweet filling will add an extra layer of flavor to the cake.
Pour the peanut butter filling over the cake
Slowly pour the peanut butter filling over the cake, ensuring it seeps into the holes. Then, use a spatula to gently spread the filling evenly across the surface of the cake.
Refrigerate the cake
Firstly, cover the cake with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible. This chilling process allows the flavors to meld together, ultimately creating a moist and delectable dessert.
Add peanut butter frosting
If desired, you can further enhance the peanut butter flavor by adding a peanut butter frosting on top of the cake. To do this, whip together softened butter, powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, and a splash of milk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Spread the frosting over the chilled cake and garnish with chopped peanuts for an extra crunch.
Serve and enjoy! Once the cake is chilled and frosted, it is ready to be served. Cut into slices and savor the rich and peanut buttery goodness of this irresistible dessert.
Remember, these tips will help you create a mouthwatering that will impress your friends and family. Enjoy!