Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cake Donuts with Peanut Butter Ganache

Usually I do not win anything, so I was surprised a couple of weeks ago when Ashton from Something Swanky emailed me to tell me that I won one of her giveaways.  The prize was a mini donut pan.  My husband and I both love donuts, so I was so excited when I received the donut pan in the mail.  The pan makes 12 mini donuts. I decided that I needed to make donuts right away.
Of course I had to combine my two favorite ingredients, chocolate and peanut butter to make these delicious mini donuts.  You can double the recipe to make regular size donuts and cook them for a little longer.  These donuts were so delicious, they tasted just like chocolate cake and were like individual sized cake bites.  The peanut butter ganache on top was so yummy. I’m drooling just thinking about these, I better go make some more!

Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cake Donuts with Peanut Butter Ganache

Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cake Donuts

1/2 box chocolate cake mix (about 1 1/2 cups of mix)
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1 package of regular size Reese’s (contains 2 Reese’s cups), chopped

1.  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2.  Mix all of the ingredients together except for the Reese’s.  Then gently stir the Reese’s into the cake batter.

3.  Grease the mini donut pan.  Then put the batter into a ziploc bag and cut a hole at the tip. (I find this is the easiest way to do it, but you can also spoon it in).   Squeeze the batter into the donut pan, filling each mold 2/3 of the way.

4.  Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Cool the donuts before removing from the pan.

Peanut Butter Ganache

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1.  Place the peanut butter chips into a medium sized bowl.  In a small saucepan, pour the cream in and bring it to a boil. As soon as the cream boils up to the top of the pan, quickly remove it from the heat and pour it over the peanut butter chips.  Let it stand for a minute or two then whisk until smooth.  Stir in the vanilla until well blended.  Place a piece of plastic wrap over the bowl and cool at room temperature.

2.  Once the donuts are cool, either dip the top of the donut into the ganache or spoon the ganache over the donut.  


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  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I love Reese’s chocolate and this recipe looks amazing.

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    Looks so, so yummy! +1’d this!

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  3. Oh my goodness. These look AMAZING!!! I will HAVE to be trying these! :)


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  5. These look soo good! yum :)

  6. Oh, mercy me…these look and sound amazing.

  7. Oh Wow!!!!!

  8. Oh. My. Goodness. These look incredible!

  9. Everyone loves a donut and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I am always looking for new recipes so I can use my mini-donut pan. Lot’s of times I find the donuts come out a little dry – but that peanut butter glaze looks like it will moisten that cake right up!

  11. :::drool::: Wow, I would eat the whole pan in one sitting! Delicious!

  12. This looks so yummy!!!!!! I’m so hungry now! HAHAHA!
    Thanks for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!! Thanks for sharing you too =)


  13. These look super yummmmy. Doughnuts for breakfast tomorrow for sure!

  14. Reason number 458 why I need a donut pan! YUM!!!!

  15. Oh wow, those are calling my name! LOVE that peanut butter and chocolate. Aren’t those pans fun??

  16. Oh I’m so mad I didn’t see this recipe before yesterday for Father’s Day… My husband loves Reeses AND donuts! I’m your newest follower and I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits @ Naptime Delights: so much!

  17. You always have the greatest recipes, but your photos are really striking as well. Such a treat. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  18. Yummy, yummy!

  19. yay for winning, and yay for yummy donuts!

  20. These looks delish! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

  21. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  22. Yum yum yum! These look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

  23. These look decadent! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again soon!

  24. Thanks so much for sharing at Naptime Delights! I’m featuring this recipe! So, come on over and see!


  25. Lovely use of chocolate. It would be super if you linked this post in to Food on Friday : Chocolate

  26. Absolutely a great way to enjoy chocolates and peanut butter! Can’t wait to try it out.