This is a delicious peanut butter filling. Makes a small amount, enough to fill a 6″ layer cake. I double the recipe when filling a 10″ 2 layer cake

Peant Butter Cup Filling


  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter such as Skippy’s
  • 1/4 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup milk
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  • 1/2 cup or a bit more, powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


    Combine first five ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Lower heat and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. When cooled, scrap mixture into KitchenAid mixing bowl with paddle attachment. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and Vanilla, beat on high speed till of a spreading consistency. I sometimes find it takes a little more than the called for 1/2 cup powdered suagr to acheive spreading consistency.


Chericakes Says... 3 Sep 2009 , 11:20am

This is really, really delicous!!

obabassa Says... 28 Dec 2009 , 11:22pm

Got rave reviews with this filling. Made a chocolate cake and filled it with this peanut butter cup filling. Tasted just like a Reese. Yummy. Then with the cake scraps I made cake truffles dipped in milk chocolate. NOT even one left.

LindaF144a Says... 19 May 2010 , 9:19am

Can I use butter instead of margarine. I haven't used margarine in years.

tavyheather Says... 4 Jun 2010 , 4:35pm

tweaked the recipe b/c I didn't have time to run to the store, so I'm not rating since I changed it... Used just over 1/3 c PB and added chunks of dark choc to sub for the PB chips. Used salted butter for the marg. and prob used 1 1/2 c sug in all...just kept adding until it was slightly firm. Filled my frozen choc cake and it firmed up as I spread, so u really don't need it to be that firm if it's on the warm side still. I am not a PB person but I literally have the mixer bowl in front of me and between typing I'm scooping spoonfuls and gorging on it....yummmm

crazibratgurl Says... 20 Jun 2010 , 2:59pm

Can I just leave out the peanut butter chips all together or will it ruin the recipe?

awalkerm Says... 12 Aug 2010 , 1:07pm

This was a big hit with a cake I did for my sons birthday party!! he wanted chocolate cake with the peanut butter filling so it was like a peanut butter cup cake!! a big hit with everyone the moms loved it to!! I made a double batch of it for the cupcakes (12) and the cake was plenty.

nananina Says... 6 Feb 2011 , 8:14pm

This filling was a huge hit as the filling for my boyfriend's birthday chocolate cake!!!! I did double the recipe to make a bigger batch! I waited until it cooled down completely put it in the kitchen aid and added some powdered sugar, vanilla, and added some cream (heavy whipping) to make the filling a little fluffier and perfect for the middle of the cake!!! It was delicious!!! I am planning to use the leftover filling for cake truffles!

yummyeverafter Says... 22 Feb 2011 , 1:05pm

Very good! Used it to fill a chocolate cake and frosted with peanut butter buttercream! YUM!

tjames30 Says... 11 Aug 2011 , 2:53pm

Would this taste okay as a filling with regular buttercream icing?

ShirleyW Says... 23 Aug 2011 , 8:00pm

Glad everyone liked this and had good results. I can't see the point in omitting the peanut butter chips in a peanut butter receipe but if it works for you, go for it.

Roxy073087 Says... 28 Mar 2012 , 8:18pm

This filling by itself is amazing! Can't wait to fill my cupcakes! Made no variation other than the sugar, I had to add 1 cup total.

JAY1949 Says... 2 Oct 2012 , 12:28pm

I don't think I can get peanut butter chips here in the UK please can you help?

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