Peanut Butter Cake

This cake has a tendency to come out kind of dense. Be carefull to measure everything correctly, and follow all mixing directions. When it comes out right it's amazing!

What you need:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups milk
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
Chocolate Frosting:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tsps vanilla
1/3 cup baking cocoa
3-4 TBS milk
Peanut Butter Frosting:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk

What to do:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of one 13x9-in. pan, two 9-in. round pans, or three 8-in. round pans with shortening; lightly flour.
2. In large bowl, beat the peanut butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat very well. The more air you beat in the better.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Stir gently into
peanut butter mixture, alternating between milk and dry ingredients until all the ingredients are mixed together.
4. Pour into pans. Bake 13x9-in. pan 35-40 minutes, 9-in. pans 25-30 minutes, 8-in. pans 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean or cake springs back when touched lightly in the center. Cool rectangle in pan on wire rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Frost with desired frosting(s).
I filled mine with a swirl of peanut butter and chocolate frostings and frosted the outside with just chocolate, saving the peanut butter frosting for decoration.

To make the frosting:
Combine all ingredients, exept only use half the milk for starters. Slowly add the milk a few drops at a time until the frosting is the desired consistency. If you get too much milk then just add more powdered sugar.
We discovered that peanut butter frosting is pretty much the most amazing substance on earth. There was quite a bit of it left over and we just sat and ate it with a spoon. If you're a peanut butter lover I definitely recommend this stuff. I plan to make it again just to eat it, not even to frost a cake with it.


  1. I like the thumbs up in the last picture, it makes me believe it's yummy!
    PS: You're so sweet to bake a cake for Jet

  2. I am really impressed with those who can bake! That last piece must have been Ethan's :o)