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Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut butter cake is a classic recipe that’s excellent for an after-school snack! A whipped cocoa and peanut butter frosting with just the right amount of salty-sweet flavor and a hint of chocolate tops a delicious and light peanut butter cake. With a mug of coffee or a large glass of milk, this is a fantastic treat.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. A pan should be greased and floured.
  2. In a mixing basin, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cream brown sugar and butter until frothy using an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium speed. Mix in the oil and vanilla extract until everything is well blended.
  4. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  5. Mix in the peanut butter until it is well combined, then add the eggs one at a time.
  6. Just till combined, alternate adding flour and milk a little at a time. Make careful you don’t overmix.
  7. Pour the batter into the baking pan that has been prepared. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 28-32 minutes.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and cool thoroughly before icing.

To frost:

  1. Cream the butter and peanut butter together while the cake is baking.
  2. Mix in the cocoa powder until it is completely absorbed.
  3. 1 cup powdered sugar at a time, mix until well incorporated.
  4. Slowly drizzle in the heavy cream on low speed until well mixed, then increase to mediumhigh and whisk for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  5. After the cake has cooled, pour the icing on top and serve.

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