Cake Recipes Peanut Butter

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This Peanut Butter Cake recipe is the BEST! But don’t take our word for it, check out all the rave reviews and then taste this cake for yourself!

Cake Recipes Peanut Butter

Cake Recipes Peanut Butter

Before we get to the peanut butter cake recipe, two things:  1)  I need more ingredients and 2) to quote my husband, “Every time you use a white tablecloth and those plants it looks like something out of a cookbook 1970s.” So sad. But it doesn’t change the fact that the cake is real

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But on the subject of this recipe post:  Peanut butter lovers – this is definitely THE cake for you!

It is good? Oh, that’s good. So good it comes with a warning label:  This peanut butter cake is so rich. Like if you eat it all in one sitting, you might have a heart attack. And we really don’t want that to happen. So eat in moderation.

I created this cake by request from Elizabeth via Make a Request! link. She asked me if I would make a peanut butter cake that was “moist, nutty and delicious,” like the kind she enjoyed from her childhood. I have no more information than that to go on. Layer or layer cake? Frosting or glaze? Moist or goopey powder? So many options. At first I was thinking along the lines of a peanut butter layer cake with a warm honey glaze drizzled on top and allowed to seep into the cake, creating a very moist and slightly goopey texture. Then maybe even add a layer of peanut butter frosting on top. I might still be able to create it. In the end I settled on a more traditional version:  Peanut butter layer cake with a rich peanut butter frosting. I chose oil instead of butter because oil makes the cake nice and moist while butter tends to dry it out. Buttermilk also works wonders to create a soft, moist powder. So we have both here!

Note: If you want to cut calories (and save a little work), bake the cake in a 9X13 cake pan as a sheet cake and make half the amount of frosting to put on top (the “death factor” in this cake is mainly in the frosting).

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Also, for a moister “goopier” version, see the notes in the recipe box. I haven’t actually tried this, just conceptualized it in my mind, but I think it would work great 🙂

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Add the flour and buttermilk alternately, beating until combined. Do not beat too much or the cake will be dense and dry. It’s okay if there are a few lumps of flour.

Cake Recipes Peanut Butter

Grease a 9×3 inch round pan and pour the batter inside. (I used 9×3 – 9×2 inch brass would work too). I use a handmade aluminum pan by Magic Line, made in the USA.

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Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out “moist” – not wet with batter, but moist. Be careful not to over bake or the cake will dry out.

Leave the cake in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut the cake in half.

Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add the heavy cream a little at a time until the frosting becomes a spreadable consistency. Note:  This is a fairly stiff frosting. Be sure to store it at room temperature or it will harden even more.

Place the top layer on top. Ignore the picture. I accidentally misplaced it and I don’t want to try and pick it up again. The top layer of the cake should be placed upside down so that the top edge does not tilt down.

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This is where you can now get creative with your cake decorating skills. Pipe, crush Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you name it. My 3-year-old was eagerly waiting for me to take him and his little sister to Petco to see the animals, so I kept it simple.

Oh, I forgot to mention. I am facing a serious challenge here. You’ll remember from My Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies With Nutella Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting that I absolutely LOVE the combination of peanut butter and Nutella. I probably stood at my kitchen table staring at this jar of Nutella for 10 minutes, debating whether or not to add to the frosting or maybe swirl some into the batter. Or peanut butter swirl Nutella frosting… Oh, it’s so hard to decide what to do! In the end I decided to stick with the classic peanut butter cake. But I mention this because you might decide to add Nutella – it’s a delicious option.

Simply the best peanut butter cake ever! Check out all the rave reviews in the comments below and then try to experience it for yourself!

Cake Recipes Peanut Butter

To reduce calories (and save a little work), bake the cake in a 9X13 cake pan as a sheet cake and make half the amount of frosting to put on top. Also, for a more moist and goopey version, prepare a sheet cake. In a small saucepan bring 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons butter to a boil. Remove from heat. Poke a few holes all over the sheet cake and drizzle the honey glaze evenly over it. Let cool completely and then freeze (remember, half the recipe amount for frosting). Note, I haven’t actually tried this version, just conceptualized it in my mind, but I think it would work 😉 Note: For the chocolate frosting, add a few tablespoons of good quality cocoa powder. *Variation: Add Nutella to the frosting *Another variation: Drizzle some chocolate ganache on top for ultra decadence!

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Calories: 597 kcal | Carbohydrates: 56 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 42 g | Saturated Fat: 22 g | Cholesterol: 98 mg | Sodium: 482 mg | Potassium: 865 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 39 g | Vitamin A: 737 IU | Vitamin C: 3 mg | Calcium: 462 mg | Iron: 2 mg THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR DETAILS. AS AN AMAZON FRIEND I EARN FROM QUALIFIED PURCHASES.

This delicious Peanut Butter Cake recipe is a soft, moist sheet cake topped with a creamy, easy six-ingredient peanut butter frosting. The end result is pure peanut butter nirvana with an incredible peanut butter flavor. It stays fresh for days making it the perfect cake for potlucks and family gatherings.

Except for my son, my family loves peanut butter. I mean like we adore him. Peanut Butter Banana Bread, Mini Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies, and this recipe are just a few of our favorites.

Start by whisking together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Then combine water and butter in a pot. Let it simmer on medium heat until the butter melts. Now remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter. Let it cool for a few minutes. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Now add the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a greased and floured jelly roll cake tin. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Once the cake has cooled completely, use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed to beat the butter and peanut butter together until smooth and creamy. Then add powdered sugar in four alternating increments with a little milk. Now beat in the vanilla and salt. Finally, apply the frosting on the cake that has cooled completely.

Sometimes you just need to bake some of your food first. Maybe you’re throwing a big shindig and you can’t do everything at the last minute. This cake is best flash frozen so you don’t destroy all the icing goodness while wrapping it. To flash freeze, place the completely frozen cake (pan and all) carefully in the freezer. It will take about 4-5 hours to freeze. Once frozen double wrap in plastic wrap with a layer of aluminum foil on top of the wrap. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to thaw place in the refrigerator for about 24 hours. Carefully remove the wrapper without pressing the top of the cake. Remember not to stack anything on top of it in the fridge.

Moist and easy Peanut Butter Cake with a rich creamy peanut butter frosting. This is the ultimate peanut butter lover

Cake Recipes Peanut Butter

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