Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

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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. —Eileen Travis, Ukiah, California
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 13x9-in. pan with cooking spray.
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.
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

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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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bonito15 User ID: 6959830 271947
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2017

"This is a keeper recipe, I did not have the pieces so I chopped up some Reeses Peanut Butter cups, but I think next time I will get the pieces to use. So easy and so good - love this recipe"

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 270220
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

"This cake is so very easy to put together and is fabulous! Since I didn't have any Reese's pieces I used a combination of chocolate toffee chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. You could use just about any toppings you prefer because this cake is so moist and delicious, anything would work! It's easy enough to throw together for a weeknight dessert and yummy enough for a special occasion. We loved it and will definitely make again!!

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sgronholz User ID: 1473861 270033
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2017

"This recipe was sooo easy to prepare and tasted great! Since we are not fans of nuts in our cakes, I substituted Reese's PB chips for the peanuts. I will definitely be making this again! As a Volunteer Field Editor for TOH, I highly recommend it!"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 269906
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2017

"I made this recipe today. The recipe was prepared as ingredients were presented. But I baked cake in two 8" square pans and divided the Reese's pieces and chopped peanuts between the 2 pans. The measurements for the Reese's pieces and chopped peanuts WERE the amount recipe called for, though. I baked cakes 35 minutes. delowenstein, Volunteer Field Editor"

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 269527
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2017

"easy and delicious cake. I made the cake exactly as instructed but substituted chopped chocolate for the toppings as I made this for children and wasn't sure if there were any nut allergies. I will make it again with the intended toppings, but the cake is versatile enough almost any topping would be good."

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 269420
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2017

"This cake is awesome. I made a couple of minor changes. I pared it down for the two of us and used Salted Caramel pieces since I had no Reese's. Absolutely delicious. And so easy to prepare. We will be having this cake again. I highly recommend it.

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