Peanut Butter Meltaway Cake

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Our local candy store Gardners is famous for its peanut butter meltaway candy.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate this cake is a dream. It's an old-fashioned chocolate cake that's fluffy and delicate. Then, there's a layer of peanut butter. On top is a cooked chocolate frosting that's rich and fudge-like. When all three layers are combined in a bite, it is heavenly. This easy chocolate cake will disappear in no time. To make it pretty, add extra dabs of peanut butter on top. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 89 votes

Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp
    vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla
  • 2 c
    water
  • PEANUT BUTTER MIDDLE

  • 3/4 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    peanut butter (you can use more if you want)
  • TOPPING

  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbsp
    sour milk (you can sour the milk by adding 1/2 tsp of vinegar to the milk)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Peanut Butter Meltaway Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the cake ingredients and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour cake batter into a 9x13 pan prepared with baking spray. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Mix together peanut butter and 3/4 tsp of cooking oil.
  5. Spread this mixture on top of the cooled cake. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  6. Heat in a saucepan 1/4 cup of cocoa, powdered sugar, sour milk, butter, and vanilla (you can sour the milk with vinegar, add about half a tsp of vinegar to the milk and it should thicken you may need a dab more). Mix this until smooth and comes to a boil.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes... Pour and spread over the peanut butter layer.
  8. Cool and keep refrigerated.

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About Peanut Butter Meltaway Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids



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