Peanut Butter Cake

Sheri Mullins

By
@shlymu64

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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Rating:
★★★★☆ 27 votes
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Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I remember terrific peanut butter cakes from my childhood...and this one ranks right up there with them!

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

Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Peanut butter, #cake