This Peanut Butter Cup Cake Roll is like a Reese’s in cake roll form! Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter cup filling – it’s such an easy recipe!
WHY did it take me so long to make a peanut butter cake roll??!!
Thanksgiving is on Thursday. (EEK!) Are you ready? I most certainly am not. I’ve still got work to do, groceries to buy, and I’m having a bunch of the Sacramento bloggers over for a party tomorrow. But while I am stressing over Thanksgiving dinner, I’m not worried about dessert. This bad boy is in the freezer, just waiting to be attacked with forks.
Last week I told Mel I wanted to make a how to make a cake roll video. I was trying to decide what flavor cake roll to make and he was all, “Duh. Peanut butter!”
That man is so smart. I think it’s why I love him so much. (That, and he’s funny. And cute.)
I realized that, in all the cake rolls I’ve ever made (and there are a lot of them), I’ve never made one with peanut butter. !!??
I’m making it up to you all with this recipe. It’s a Peanut Butter Cup Cake Roll: chocolate cake filled with peanut butter cup filling. Then it’s glazed with ganache and topped with more peanut butter cups.
Cake rolls are really easy to make. They’re that dessert that everyone oooohs and aaaaahs over. They think you’re Houdini or something because, you know, you got filling inside a cake roll. It’s magic!
(Do you ever eat a ho-ho and picture a hundred factory workers rolling tiny cake rolls? I totally do. I know it’s all machines, but don’t kill my fun.)
I promise you, cake rolling is easy. The recipe is a little time intensive, just because of all the cooling and waiting, but the recipe itself is EASY. You can make the cake batter with a hand mixer and one bowl, and the same goes for the filling. The only thing special you need for this recipe is the right pan. If you order yourself a jelly roll pan today, you’ll have it in time for Thanksgiving (well, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, that is).
I decided to make you a how-to video. Want to see?