Peanut Butter Cake

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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

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
FROSTING
2 c sugar
1 c milk
18 oz peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla

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Sheri Mullins Recipe
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shlymu64
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!

Directions

1
Cream peanut butter, shortening and sugar.
2
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
3
Alternate sifted flour with baking powder and milk
4
Pour into greased 9x13 pan. (I typically spray with Pam)
Bake at 350 degrees until done (start testing with toothpick at 25 min)
5
FROSTING:
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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