Copycat Macaroni Grill Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

Every time I eat at Macaroni Grill, I face the same problem… I’m always way to stuffed to order dessert! The solution? I prepare some of my favorite Macaroni Grill desserts at home. Enjoy this delicious chocolate peanut butter cake.
3/4 cup Unsalted butter
3/4 cup Creamy style peanut butter
2 cups Packed brown sugar
3 Eggs
2 cup Unsifted all purpose flour
1 tablespoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Peanut Butter Filling:
1 cup Cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Creamy style peanut butter

Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 cupWater
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter
1/2 cup Cocoa
1 cup Unsifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9″ cake pans.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until it becomes
fluffy. Mix in brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after
each addition.
3. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour
mixture to butter mixture with milk and blend. Add vanilla.
4. Pour batter into pans. Bake until cake tests done, about 45 minutes.
Cool on wire rack to room temperature before frosting the cake.
5. Spread 3/4 cup peanut butter filling over tops of each cake. Let chill.
6. Spread half of warm Chocolate Glaze over peanut butter topping
on each cake, using metal spatula dipped in hot water. The glaze will
cool as it thickens.
Peanut Butter Filling: Cream ingredients together until fluffy.
Chocolate Glaze: Place water and butter in small saucepan. Bring to
boil.Add cocoa, sugar and vanilla to water mixture. Mix until
smooth.
Makes 2 Cakes

2 thoughts on “Copycat Macaroni Grill Reese’s Peanut Butter Cake

  1. Nicole says:

    The title sounds aresome, but a photo would make it droolicious. 🙂

    Desserts? They have desserts at Macaroni Grill? Glad to hear I’m not the only person who doesn’t have room! I miss their food – there isn’t one here in Iowa (that I know of) but we used to enjoy it while in Los Angeles!

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll be marking this one for future dessertage!

  2. Denise says:

    I confess I haven’t been to Macaroni Grill before but this recipe sounds absolutely fantastic and is now in my ‘try soon’ file. I agree that a photo would make this recipe even better but hey, if wishes were horses, beggars would ride!

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