Peanut Butter Cake II

Peanut Butter Cake II

265 Reviews 97 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Suzanne Stull
Recipe by  Suzanne Stull

“If you like peanut butter without chocolate, you will love this cake. If you don't have cream, you may substitute milk.”

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Original recipe yields 1 -2 layer 9 inch cake



  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup butter or margarine. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each one. Add cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Allow cakes to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Assemble and frost with Peanut Butter Frosting once cool.
  4. To Make Peanut Butter Frosting: Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine cream together until light and fluffy. Add the confectioner's sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency. Apply to cool cake.

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YUM YUM YUM! I made this cake yesterday for my husband's birthday. I made a couple of unintentional changes - I put a whole cup of butter in the cake and I put a whole cup of butter in the frosting (apparently I momentarily forgot that ONE stick is half a cup!) I also increased the peanutbutter in the frosting to 1.5 cups and added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the frosting. I topped with chopped Reese's PB Cups and chopped peanuts and drizzled hot fudge around the edge. The frosting was perfect - not too sweet and very peanutbuttery. The cake was moist and very tasty. I used a butter recipe yellow cake mix. I highly recommend this recipe! I almost passed it by because the photo displayed shows a chocolate ganache frosting and my husband doesn't care for chocolate that much. I'm glad it is actually a peanutbutter frosting. Hubby is a peanutbutter FANATIC and this recipe is a keeper! (I submitted a picture, too.)



This was very disappointing. While the peanut butter flavor in the cake is spot on, unfortunately so is the flavor that announces, "boxed cake mix." In addition, this is a heavy, greasy cake, not surprising since the recipe calls for twice the fat as normally called for in a boxed mix or traditional 2-layer cake. I didn't care for the frosting--again, heavy and greasy--about 1/2 c. too much fat, whether it's the peanut butter or the butter. It also requires quite a bit more than than the 1/3 c. cream called for to get it to even resemble a frosting rather than a fudge consistency. I decorated the cake beautifully with chopped peanuts along the side and a drizzle of melted chocolate over the top but even as I was doing that I knew it was a waste of time. I should have trusted my gut. All told, between the cake itself and the frosting, there is a total of 3/4 cup more fat (butter or peanut butter) than should be in a cake this size that resulted in a heavy, greasy glob (particularly the frosting). I'm not even done cleaning up and the cake is already gone--with the egg shells, butter wrapper and cake mix box.



This cake was sold at auction for $120! Keep the recipe just like it is; DON'T CHANGE A THING. When I reduced butter to 1/4 C in icing, it wasn't creamy. Add full 1/2 C as recipe calls for in icing.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 696 cal
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 38.7 g
  • 60%
  • Carbs
  • 81.1 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 551 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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