Today is my birthday and the best present I can give myself is a Nice Big Chocolate Cake!! Honestly is there anything better?? My favorite candy bar is Reese's Peanut Butter cup and so I am using that as my inspiration.
I used a box cake mix because that is what I had on hand (most of the time I would make a homemade one like this)
After I baked the cake I let it cool slightly and then placed both layers on a cookie sheet and froze them. I have heard this makes sure the cake stays super moist.
I made a peanut butter cookie dough using this recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff. What I love about their recipe is how simple it is. A lot that I saw online used cream cheese, tons of butter, sweetened condensed milk and honestly it was just too many ingredients and too expensive for me. This recipe was perfect!! After I made it I patted it into my 9 in cake pan and placed that into my freezer as well.
After a few hours I put the layers together on my plastic cake stand with a lid and placed back in the freezer overnight. (If you do not have a cake stand like this a large bowl with a lid turned upside works great)
In the morning I took the cake out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature. I then frosted it with chocolate frosting.
I took 6 peanut butter cups -chopped and 1 cup of peanut butter M&Ms and sprinkled them on top.
Melt one large chocolate bar in the microwave and drizzle over it all.
Trust me this is one delicious cake but have a large glass of milk on hand when you enjoy it!