Reese’s Chocolate Snack Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


20 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
My family constantly requests this cake is constantly. I don't mind making it because it's surprisingly low-cal. And its yellow and orange toppings make it the perfect dessert for a Halloween party. —Eileen Travis, Ukiah, California
Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 13x9-in. pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together first 6 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together water, oil, applesauce, vinegar and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Transfer to prepared pan. Sprinkle with Reese's Pieces and peanuts.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 240 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.