Peanut Butter Cake

4
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.

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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

How to Make Peanut Butter Cake

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)

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About Peanut Butter Cake

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