peanut butter chip cake

★★★★★ 3
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By Kimberly Biegacki
from Canfield, OH

Wowza! This is an amazing cake & believe it or not it's made with sauerkraut! Yes, you heard me right, sauerkraut. I had fun making this cake today because by sheer determination I wanted to trick my husband into eating some "kraut" (which he hates, by the way). The aroma of the peanut butter had him drooling & he couldn't wait to have a slice. I brought him a slice, he tasted it & then devoured it and said "Wow, this is amazing"! It took me 4X telling him the secret ingredient before he believed me! He kept saying, "you did not!" It's a sneaky way to get someone to eat kraut. LOL

★★★★★ 3
serves 2 1/2 dozen or more
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter chip cake

  • PEANUT BUTTER CHIP CAKE
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 c
    extra-crunchy, super chunk peanut butter
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    sauerkraut, rinsed, well-drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/2 c
    or so of salted, dry-roasted peanuts for topping
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c
    regular peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp
    boiling water

How To Make peanut butter chip cake

  • 1
    In a large bowl, add all your ingredients except the chocolate chips. Beat with an electric mixer till well blended. (This batter is thick) Once mixed fold in the 1/2 of mini chocolate chips. Next spread your mixture into a well greased and floured 10 X 15 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • 2
    Let cake cool for 1/2 hour or longer before frosting. Prepare your frosting and spread over the top of cake. It will make just enough frosting.
  • 3
    Add your chocolate chips and peanuts to the top.
  • 4
    Slice into squares and serve. Oh, ran out of room in the story telling part but this is not my recipe. I found it on the internet and printed it out. I thought I saved the link but didn't. When I search and find it again, I will post the site where I got it. Whoever, came up with this recipe did an outstanding job!!! Oh, and this is more of a dense cake and holds it own. It serves up like a brownie and chewy like it has coconut in it. The peanut butter flavor is incredible and the little mini chips are a must. They really bring something to it. I didn't have the peanuts to put on top but I am sure they will add yet more depth to this wonderful cake. I really hope you try it. :-)
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