Peanut butter cake
A few days ago my brother asked me if I could make brownies but with peanut butter instead of chocolate, and it immediately reminded me of peanut butter cake..which I had made a few years prior just to try out. This cake is amazing to say the least, the actual cake is light and fluffy and then there is a topping and..well..lets just say its like eating a cake that’s topped with cookie. It’s a great easy recipe that everyone loves..even those who don’t eat peanut butter love this!
For this recipe you will need the following:
the topping :
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
the lovely cake:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup butter (softened)
K, now for the topping get a small bowl and stir together the flour and the brown sugar. Then using a pastry cutter (or a fork, anything similar) cut in the peanut butter and the butter till mixture becomes coarse crumbs. Set aside 🙂
In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour and brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the milk, peanut butter, honey, eggs, and butter. Beat with an electric mixer on lowest speed till combined, then beat on high-speed for 3 minutes (when done it should look like a tan cream soup..mm haha.
Now pour batter in to either a greased 13x9x2 inch pan or two greased 9x8x2 ( i used the two 9x8x2 pans) and spread the batter evenly. Sprinkle the topping on and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.
If the top starts browning or burning before the cake is done, cover lightly with aluminum foil and lower the temperature around 5 to 10 degrees. This cake is amazing, but don’t cook it too long because then it isn’t, I have found that if you test the cake with a toothpick in the middle and it comes out with a few crumbs its done…dont wait till its clean because then its dry.
This cake is amazing fresh from the oven, take a chance and make this cake even if you don’t love peanut butter because this cake may just convert you :).
Oh and sorry no pictures…my camera was dead and I couldn’t find any batteries but they both came out beautifully!
Have an awesome sunday!
This entry was posted on February 27, 2011 by Newzealandbakerdreamer. It was filed under recipes, the dream of a bakery and was tagged with cake, cookie topped cakes, easy baking, peanut butter, peanut butter cake.