Peanut Butter Meltaway Cake

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Serves: 16
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Cooking Method: Bake


3 c all purpose flour
2 eggs
2 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 c water
3/4 tsp vegetable oil
1 c peanut butter (you can use more if you want)
1/2 c butter
1/4 c cocoa
1 lb powdered sugar
6 Tbsp sour milk (you can sour the milk by adding 1/2 tsp of vinegar to the milk)
1 tsp vanilla

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Sue H Recipe
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Central PA, PA
Member Since Jun 2011
Sue's notes for this recipe:
Our local candy store Gardners is famous for there Peanut butter meltaway candy.
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Peanut Butter Meltaway candies are such a fond childhood memory of my husband's! Not only did the entire Crew love this recipe... but even my husband gave it two thumb's up - nostalgia and all.


Combine the cake ingredients and bake in a 9x13 pan in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Cool completely
Mix together peanut butter and 3/4 tsp of cooking oil. Spread this mixture on top of cooled cake. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Heat in a saucepan 1/4 cup of cocoa, powdered sugar, sour milk, butter, and vanilla.(you can sour the milk with vinegar, add about a half a tsp of vinegar to the milk and it should thicken you may need a dab more) Mix this until smooth and comes to a boil. Let cool for a few minutes... Pour and spread over the peanut butter layer. Cool and keep refrigerated.

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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 1, 2011
This one will do for me...yummm
user Sue H Soos - Jul 1, 2011
Have you ever heard of Gardners Candies. They are famous in the area for their candies and this cake is modeled after it. It is yummy.
user Becky Burgess BBBakes - Jul 1, 2011
How much peanut butter do you use?
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Jul 1, 2011
thanks for adding that Susan
user Sue H Soos - Jul 1, 2011
Sorry I just scoop out the pnut butter because we love it....the recipe calls for 1 cup though

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