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Tiered Peanut Butter Cup Crumble Cake

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

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Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete the recipe as show in the image.

Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Round Baking Pans
9-Inch Round Pans
Round Baking Pans
6-Inch Round Pans
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Mixer
Mixer
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
Cake Plate
Cake Plate
Cutting Board
Cutting Board
1

Heat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round baking pans with 2-inch sides and two 6-inch round baking pans with 2-inch sides.

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, filling each pan about 1/2 full.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4

Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; cut each cup into halves. Set aside.

5

Prepare One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting; set aside. Loosen cake from pan sides; remove from pans.

6

To assemble cake, place one 8-inch cake layer on cake plate. Starting in the middle of the cake layer, spread 1/2-inch layer of frosting (about 1-1/2 cups) evenly over surface and just past the edge. Place second 8-inch layer on frosting, pressing gently.

7

Add about 1/4 cup frosting to center of top cake layer; center one 6-inch cake layer and press gently so that cake layer stays in place. Repeat frosting steps used for first tier. (Use about 3/4 cup frosting between the two 6-inch layers). Frost entire cake. Place peanut butter cups halves over entire cake. Garnish with peanut butter cup.

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