Food You Can Eat: Peanut Butter Cake

This is a heavy, moist bundt cake. (Apologies to those who cringe at the word moist.) During this time of isolation, simple pleasures are important – and this cake is simple to make and a pleasure to eat.

Preheat your oven to 325, then grease and flour your fancy-schmancy bundt pan. Treat yourself to a fancy pan – it makes any cake look as good as it will taste.

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk

Cream the butters and sugars together and add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each one. Add vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients together and add a bit at a time interspersed with the milk, beat till smooth. Scoop into your fancy pan and bake for 60-75 minutes or till a skewer comes out clean. Cool 5-10 minutes, then flip over onto serving plate, remove pan, and cool completely.

Decorate with peanut butter frosting. Mix ¼ cup softened butter, 2-3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1-3 tablespoons milk and beat till it looks right to you. If you have a pastry bag, use it. I just plopped the icing around the cake off of a tablespoon and sprinkled om some colored décor sugar.

Some people (who I won’t name-check) add a big dollop of peanut butter to a slice of this peanut butter cake with peanut butter icing. I suggest serving it with a cup of espresso.

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16 Comments

  1. ooo that looks good
    unfortunately i cant make it… peanutbutter is banned in this house
    (missus will eat it out of the jar with a spoon get fat and blame me for getting it)
    what can i say….when you live with someone…wierd rules happen

  2. Peanut butter eaten by spoon is what nature intended.

    This cake looks fantastic. But I don’t know that we could eat a whole cake before it got stale, there’s just two of us here. And I’m not sharing with friends and neighbors right now because of this killjoy pandemic. Do you think the recipe could be halved, and baked in a loaf pan?

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