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Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

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An easy one bowl peanut butter cake.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting, below


Cream butter until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add peanut butter and 2/3 cup of the milk. Mix until flour is well moistened. Beat for 2 minutes on low speed of electric hand-held mixer. Beat in remaining 1/3 cup of milk, the eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Grease and flour two 9-inch layer cake pans; pour batter into the pans. Bake at 375° for about 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool, carefully remove from pans, frost, and assemble layers.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

    1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 2 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup half-and-half or evaporated milk
Cream together the peanut butter and cocoa. Add the sifted powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla, and about 1/2 cup of cream. Beat until smooth, adding a little more cream for a good spreading consistency, if necessary.

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 1 out of 5
rich, but not workable, Member emmyjosh

I tried the frosting part of this recipe. I did not make the cake. It turned out very fudgy, thick and too heavy. I used all the evaporated milk it called for and still, it was very hard to squeeze out of my piping bag. If I had added more milk, it would just be too runny. I put it on one cupcake to see how it would stay and eventually it just droops down...I think it would rip a cake apart if I tried icing a cake with this!! I think I may fill my cupcakes with . this frosting. I made my own chocolate buttercream with peanut butter sub. for part of the butter for frosting the tops of the cupcakes after this failed. (this turned out much much better!!) Did I do something wrong?? Sorry, would not use this again.

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