Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake


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This cake is not your regular boring chocolate cake! Peanut butter in the icing gives it an extra flair.

Sandra Weaver

Serves: 18 

  • 120g margarine
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • Icing
  • 120g margarine
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 4 cups (480g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan.
  2. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and sugar. Make a well in the centre and pour in the cocoa mixture. Stir until smooth. Mix in the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon, bicarb soda and eggs.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before icing.
  5. For the icing: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 5 tablespoons milk. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in icing sugar, peanut butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until the icing is blended. Pour over warm cake.

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