Peanut Butter Cake

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1 c peanut butter, creamy
2 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 c all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 c shortening
3 eggs
1 c milk
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 c sugar
1 c milk
18 oz peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla

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Sheri Mullins Recipe
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Midland, TX (pop. 111,147)
Member Since Apr 2012
Sheri's notes for this recipe:
This was one my mom would make for my sister's birthday. It has a fudgy candy-like frosting on top.
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I remember terrific peanut butter cakes from my childhood...and this one ranks right up there with them!


Cream peanut butter, shortening and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
Alternate sifted flour with baking powder and milk
Pour into greased 9x13 pan. (I typically spray with Pam)
Bake at 350 degrees until done (start testing with toothpick at 25 min)
Cook milk and sugar to soft ball stage; add vanilla; add peanut butter; stir to spreading consistency. Beat until it starts to lose its gloss.
If too thick, add a little milk 1 T. at a time. If too thin, add peanut butter.
Spread on cooled cake.
(this is a fudge type frosting and is as thick as the picture shows)

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user Gail Welch sugarshack - May 30, 2012
Sounds delicious. Got it saved!
user Sheri Mullins shlymu64 - May 30, 2012
Hope you like it. Our family loved the hard candy frosting vs the typical soft frosting.
user Gail Welch sugarshack - May 30, 2012
I'm planning to make it real soon.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Jun 14, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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