Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe
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Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

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This cake is constantly requested by my family. Its yellow and orange toppings make it the perfect dessert for a Halloween party.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese's pieces
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 240 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 13x9-in. pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together first six ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together water, oil, applesauce, vinegar and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Transfer to prepared pan. Sprinkle with Reese's pieces and peanuts.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2017, p218

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