Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Cake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This is a very moist, delicious cake. Just the right size for snacking.


Enjoy!


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Serves:

9

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1 - 1/2 c
light brown sugar, packed
1/2 c
peanut butter
1/2 c
butter, softened
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 - 1/2 c
all-purpose flour (6 ounces)
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
milk (8 ounces)
2 oz
unsweetened chocolate, melted

FROSTING

1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 oz
unsweetened chocolate, broken into small chunks
2 - 2 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease and flour an 8-inch square baking pan. Heat oven to 350° degree F.
2
Beat peanut butter and butter together. Beat in brown sugar until light; add eggs and vanilla and beat until blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly beat in about 1/3 of the flour mixture and half of the milk. Repeat additions, ending with remaining flour. Beat just until blended.
3
Measure about 1 cup of the batter into a small bowl. Spread half of the remaining light batter into prepared pan.

Into the reserved batter, stir in melted chocolate until well blended. Drop chocolate batter onto the light batter; spread over the light batter.

Spoon remaining light batter over the chocolate layer; spread carefully. Using a small spatula or butter knife, swirl the batter to create a marble effect. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in a pan on rack for 15 minutes. If desired, turn out of pan onto a serving plate and cool completely, or leave in pan and cool completely.
4
Frosting:

Heat water, butter, and chocolate, stirring until chocolate and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Add vanilla, blending well. Sift 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar; stir the mixture and beat to spreading consistency, adding more sifted confectioners as needed.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #peanut, #butter