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Peanut Butter Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Peanut Butter Cake

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"This is one of my favorite cake recipes given to me from a co-worker. It is the best peanut butter cake you will ever eat. The icing is like fudge."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk flour, white sugar, and baking soda together in a bowl. Beat 1/2 cup milk, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into flour mixture using an electric mixer on low until smooth.
  3. Cook and stir water, 1/2 cup butter, vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup peanut butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir peanut butter mixture into flour mixture until batter is well mixed; pour onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  5. Melt 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth; add 1/3 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Whisk confectioners' sugar into mixture until icing is smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour icing over warm cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2014

this is a awesome peanut butter cake. i always get ask for the recipe.If the recipe calls for butter use butter or it will not set up right and don't forget all ovens are not the same so you might need to bake it longer. I have made several of these and never had a problem with any of them. This is a very moist cake. If you want more peanut butter flavor in the cake add a little more peanut butter but i think that with the peanut butter icing it is enough. bake in a cookie sheet only.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 21, 2014

Tried this cake tonight and I checked and re-checked the measurements because the batter was water thin.? My cake has cooked for 40 mins and is still not cooked in the middle.

 

20 Ratings

Mar 15, 2014

This cake is delicious! I'm not sure why it hasn't been rated before but its a keeper for me. Thanks for sharing it.

 
Apr 27, 2014

I made cupcakes instead of a cake and everyone LOVED them

 
Mar 25, 2014

I made this cake today and it was delicious! Very easy to make. I used 9" round pans & baked for 35-40 minutes (until toothpick came out clean). I added chocolate chips to one of the batters and yum yum. Both are fantastic and the cake is moist. The only trouble I had was the cake stuck to my pans even though I sprayed them with Pam. Next time I'll flour too and see if that works. Thank you for posting!

 
Apr 29, 2014

I followed this recipe as is, just added a little more peanut butter to the cake...the cake turned out great! I made my own cream cheese peanut butter frosting to frost it. I will be saving this recipe, thanks for sharing!

 
Aug 25, 2014

Very tasty and moist. I used 3/4 c peanut butter in cake portion and made cupcakes. Recipe made 26 regular size cupcakes with plenty of icing. I cooled the icing to room temp before I frosted them. Yummm!

 
Jul 03, 2014

Loved it. Really good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 22 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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