Monday, May 30, 2011

Peanut Butter Cake

I bought this cookbook years ago at the grocery store. 263 Recipes in Praise of Cooking. This cookbook has many great recipes in it. The Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Icing is one of the great ones. It is easy to prepare and you can serve to company. This peanut butter cake was also great and it does make a larger cake for company.

Peanut Butter Cake


1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup lightly-packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg white
2 cups sifted icing sugar
1 tbsp. cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


Pre-heat oven to 350ยบ.
Grease and flour 8x8" baking dish.
In small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and whisk together.
In mixer bowl cream shortening and peanut butter; add sugar and eggs one at a time until combined.
In measuring cup combine milk and vanilla.
Add flour to creamed mixture alternately with milk & vanilla.
Combine until just mixed.
Turn batter into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes.
Remove cake from pan and place on cooling rack.

Directions Icing:

In your mixer bowl cream butter; add peanut butter, egg white combine until smooth.
Add icing sugar alternately with cream until it is the consistency to spread on your cake.
Beat in vanilla extract.


Granny said...

I've copied both recipes. My husband and I both love peanut butter, we even eat it on our pancakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Rosemary said...

Jannett cake and peanut butter combined then the peanut butter icing.... there goes the diet again.....

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

I can imagine how rich and decadent this cake is. Love it!

Rosanne said...

Sounds really good!


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