Peanut Butter Cake

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Serves: 12-16
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1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c packed brown sugar
3 Tbsp butter
1/4 c peanut butter
2 c all purpose flour
1 c packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c peanut butter
1 c milk
2 eggs
1/4 c butter, softened

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Debi McMurray Recipe
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Fordland, MO (pop. 800)
Member Since Feb 2010
Debi's notes for this recipe:
I found this in an old Better Homes and Garden cookbook. It has proven to be a family favorite.
We eat it when it first comes out of the oven with milk. The perfect after school snack. It also makes a great dinner dessert or bunch type coffee cake. It is a full flavored peanut butter cake without the extra frosting, (just a crumble topping). My kids love it. It doesn't last long plus it's a breeze to make. I think it will become a favorite at your house as well.
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1. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of a 13x9x2 inch baking pan; set pan aside.
2.For topping. in a small bowl. Stir together the 1/2 cup of flour and the 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/4 cup of peanut butter and the 3 tablespoons of butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
3. In large mixing bowl, stir together the 2 cups of flour, the 1 cup of brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, the 1/2 cup of peanut butter, eggs, and 1/4 cup of butter. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium to high speed for 3 minutes scraping bowl frequently.
4. Spoon batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with topping mixure. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 30 minutes until a wooden toothpick comes out and clean. Serve warm or cool. Makes 16 servings.

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user Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian - Oct 6, 2010
Sounds good. I'd love a really good PB cake.
user Debi McMurray MCFOODIE - Oct 7, 2010
This is really a good cake. You should try it. It's so simple to make and lasts a long time. I like it because it's a cross between a coffee cake and a cake. It doesn't have a heavy frosting. I always made it right before the kids came home from school and they ate it with milk but it would make a great morning coffee brunch cake as well.
user candy kratzer candy777 - Jun 2, 2011
Just made this recipe and it is absolutely wonderful. All the ingredients are what you normally have in your cabinets. My kids hate frosting, so the crumbs fit with my family just fine. Thanks for the recipe...I saved it to make it again.
user Debi McMurray MCFOODIE - Jun 16, 2011
I know. Isn't this the best? It isn't like other Peanut butter cakes and it's great with milk or coffee. It's an old recipe. My Mom used to make it and now I make it. I don't even know where it came from.
user Debi McMurray MCFOODIE - Jun 16, 2011
I didn't mean I don't know where it came from. My hand accidentally hit return too soon and the last post went up before I was done typing. I found it this time in an old Better Homes and Garden Book but my Mom used to make it years ago when I was young so I don't know where it originally came from because it's very old and I have been making it for years as well. She had misplaced the recipe and I found it again in that book. I hope that made sense. I posted that before I meant to as my hand hit the return button.

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