Grandma Mabel's Salted Peanut Cake

Grandma Mabel's Salted Peanut Cake

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Lori Borgmann

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@loborobi72

This was my grandma's recipe. She would make it when my dad was just a little guy and he's now 68 - so it's a pretty old recipe. I haven't seen any recipe like this on JAP. It's unique and ohhhhhhh so yummy! It takes a little extra work, but believe me it's well worth it!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 lb
    salted peanuts - ground
  • FROSTING

  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    butter-softened
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Grandma Mabel's Salted Peanut Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and beat well. Combine the 1 1/2 cups of flour, baking soda and baking powder and add to creamed mixture slowly alternating with the buttermilk. Set aside 3/4 cup of the ground peanuts for the topping. Stir remaining peanuts into batter. Spread into a greased 13X9 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Cool completely before frosting.
  2. FROSTING DIRECTIONS- combine 1/2 cup of flour and the milk in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring frequently. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and cool completly. In a bowl cream the butter and the powdered sugar until fluffy. Add the cooled flour mixture and the vanilla and beat until fluffy -about 4 minutes. Spread over the cooled cake and sprinkle with the reserved ground peanuts.
  3. *NOTE* Grandma and mom always used one of those old, silver, cast iron grinders to grind the peanuts. I do it as well because I just like the way the peanuts come out. You might be able to use a food processor, but personally I have never tried it. Just like keeping some of the old traditions I guess!

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About Grandma Mabel's Salted Peanut Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom



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