Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut Butter Cake


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


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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