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Reese’s Spread Mug Cake

photo of a Reese's Spread Mug Cake

This easy mug cake tastes just like melted Reese’s peanut butter cups in cake form.

Over the weekend, I shared my new love for Reese’s chocolate peanut butter spread on Instagram. Have you tried it yet? If you love peanut butter cups, I highly recommend you go and get yourself this spread. It’s available at Walmart and it tastes just like melted peanut butter cups. And I mean it really tastes like the melted candy, rather than just chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve had chocolate peanut butter spread but it’s not the same. The Reese’spread even has a slight graininess from the peanut butter cup filling that is in the candy.

photo collage of a jar of reese's soread and a scoop of the spread

close-up photo of a mug cake

Eating this made me nostalgic because peanut butter cups was my absolute favorite candy growing up. After enjoying the spread by the spoonful for breakfast (because I’m an adult so I can do fun things like that), I really wanted to make something with it. But something small, because I would be really sad if I used up an entire container of this delicious spread. So I made a mug cake.
close-up photo of a scoop of Reese's Spread Mug Cake
By the way, you see the giant spoonful of spread I scooped out for the photo above? Mr. K ate it before I could! I need to be quicker!
overhead photo of a Reese's Spread Mug Cake

This mug cake was delicious. Almost as good as eating the spread by itself. I need to go stock up on more spread.

And if you enjoy my mug cakes, don’t forget I have a new mug cake cookbook. It’s also a great gift idea for the holidays!

5-Minute Mug Cakes cookbook cover


Reese's Spread Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This easy mug cake tastes just like melted Reese's peanut butter cups in cake form.


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp Reese's chocolate peanut butter cup spread
  • 2 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk


  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe mug. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. 
  • Cook in the microwave for approximately 1 minute 20 seconds. Top of cake should look done/be dry. Let cake cool a few minutes before eating. The cake is best consumed while still warm or within a few hours of it being cooked.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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10 comments on “Reese’s Spread Mug Cake”

  1. Hello ! i just wanted to thank you for this AMAZING blog ! i love it <3  i really love mug cakes and i am happy you made this ( i am a big fan of PB and Reese's PB cups ) i don't have Reese's spread :"( but i will find a substitute , so thank you again for making this and keep up !  

  2. I had a feeling something like this would appear on your blog soon 🙂 I love that little graininess from the peanut butter that you can taste in the spread. I want to play around with some recipes, but on the other hand, I just want to eat it out of the jar…

    • Haha, I must turn everything into a mug cake! The jar is small. If they had a Costco sized one, I’d be more willing to bake with it. otherwise, I just want to keep eating it plain

  3. Wow, I have to buy this! I was just at Walmart in Eastlake and they didn’t have it.


    • aw =( I found it at the Walmart in Encinitas, which is a really big one. The one that I usually go to in Kearny mesa is pretty small and usually doesn’t have the new items I’m looking for.

  4. This is OMG delicious!! I need that spread.

  5. Mug cakes are just my favourite go to dessert for when I am craving something comforting. Definitely need to try out your reeses version, it looks and sounds delicious!