Reese's Pieces Cake

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Reese's Pieces Cake
Prep 30 mins Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup  unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup  smooth peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup  confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  milk
  • 1 8-inch chocolate 2-layer cake, unfrosted
  • 1/2 recipe Whipped Chocolate Ganache
  • 2/3 cup  Reese's Pieces

Directions

1. Beat the butter, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, and milk until smooth. Trim domed tops from cakes. Place one cake layer on serving dish and spread with peanut butter frosting. Top with second layer and frost entire cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache, smoothing the top and edges.

2. Decorate the cake with Reese's Pieces turned on their side, making designs. Makes one 8-inch layer cake

Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups  heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup  confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound  (16 oz) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract

Directions

1. Heat cream and confectioners' sugar in a saucepan to a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate in a mixing bowl. Let sit 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth.

2. Set bowl over another bowl filled with ice and water, and allow mixture to cool. Stir until ganache is cold to the touch, about 5 min. Whip ganache in a mixer until lighter in color and just fluffy (don't overwhip or ganache will curdle). Use immediately.

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