Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake

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    Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven! A chocolate cake is spread with peanut butter and then iced with chocolate again.

    Serves: 12 

    • 250g margarine
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup (250g) peanut butter
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 125g margarine
    • 6 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3 1/2 cups (600g) icing sugar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan.
    2. In a saucepan combine 250g margarine, 1/4 cup cocoa, water, eggs and 1/2 cup buttermilk in a saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it bubbles. Remove from heat and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, mix flour, 2 cups sugar and bicarb soda. Make a well in the centre and pour in chocolate mixture. Add vanilla and beat until smooth. Spread batter into prepared pan.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
    5. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and oil. Spread over top of cake. In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup cocoa, 125g margarine and 6 tablespoons buttermilk. Heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Place icing sugar in a large bowl. Beat in chocolate mixture and continue mixing until smooth. Spread over cake.
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