Homemade Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Bunny's Warm Oven Blog

By
@Bunny001

I have an old recipe binder that I started years ago when I was bitten by the baking bug. The pages are yellowed now and some of the recipes have broken free from the binder and are tucked in there as best they can be. That's where this recipe has lived for many years. I can't tell you where it originated from, but I can tell you that my sister in law gave it to me. In April 2008 this chocolate cake made its debut as the first recipe I ever put on my blog. It's very special to me and brings back memories of birthday parties and special occasions with my kids.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Wow! This is an old-fashioned recipe with simple ingredients that's classic and delicious. The chocolate cake is super moist and tender thanks to the buttermilk. Coffee brings out the chocolate flavor and adds a lot of richness. The peanut butter frosting is super easy to make and the perfect topping to this wonderful cake. This recipe is simple enough for every day, but fancy enough for a special occasion. Trust us, there won't be a crumb left. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

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Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    cold brewed coffee (instant will due in a pinch)
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    creamy peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk, or more as needed
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 13x9 inch baking pan.
  2. Mix the flour sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl.
  3. Beat the eggs with an electric mixer until they are bright yellow and slightly thick.
  4. Add the oil, coffee, and vanilla to the eggs. Mix until well incorporated.
  5. Add the flour to the mix, alternating with the buttermilk, mixing after each addition until just incorporated.
  6. Start with the flour first, then buttermilk, flour, buttermilk and end with flour.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. I always hold the pan up a few inches from the counter and let it fall to get rid of air bubbles in the batter.
  9. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.
  10. Test for doneness with a toothpick. Allow to cool.
  11. Once cake is cooled, place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer.
  12. Gradually mix in the sugar.
  13. When it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable.
  14. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.
  15. Frost cake after it has cooled completely.

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