Peanut Butter Cake

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


Rating:

★★★★☆ 27 votes

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min
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

How to Make Peanut Butter Cake

Step-by-Step

  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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About Peanut Butter Cake

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



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