Peanut Butter Cake

    55 minutes

    This is a great peanut butter cake with peanut butter icing. Ideal for the true peanut butter fan.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 185g butter, softened
    • 2 cups (320g) brown sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup (190ml) milk
    • Peanut Butter Icing
    • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 500g icing sugar, sifted
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23 x 33cm pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla.
    3. Mix in the flour mixture alternately with 3/4 cup (190ml) milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan.
    5. To make Peanut Butter icing: In a large bowl cream peanut butter then gradually beat in half of icing sugar.
    6. Add remaining icing sugar alternately with 1 cup of milk; beating until smooth enough to spread. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
    7. Spread icing on top of cake and sprinkle with peanuts.

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    Although the peanut butter taste was exceptional, the cake was not ... way too dry. If I were to try it again I would try adding salad oil or yogurt to give it some moisture.  -  04 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    1 cup of milk to 1 lb confectionery sugar is too much. Use about 1/4 cup of milk to get a creamy spreadable frosting. Mix peanut butter with confectionery sugar than add as much milk to make creamy instead of alternating  -  07 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed the recipe exactly. The cake was extremely dense, thick and somewhat dry tasting. It was tolerable but I would not make it again. My whole family loves peanut butter so I assumed this would be a real winner but it was not.  -  21 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)