Friday, February 13, 2015

Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

My Secret Recipe Club assignment this month was Tasty Cheap Skate.  Jeanie started her blog in 2010 like Nicole and I did so I had tons of recipes to choose from.  She likes to break down the cost of each ingredient so you know how much it will cost you to make the entire meal which is helpful if you are on a tight budget. I chose her peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting because my family is a bunch of peanut butter lovers.  I thought it might be too much peanut butter but I was pleasantly surprised.

 I cut the recipe in 1/2 as this is supposed to make enough for a sheet cake size.  There are only 3 people living in my house and the last thing we need is a sheet cake sized cake so a 9 x 9 pan was used instead.  Instead of chocolate ganache on top I used chopped Trader Joe's mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups.  The frosting was supposed to be made in a saucepan but I just whipped it up in my mixer instead to make it a little bit fluffier and less dense.

Ingredients for 9x9 Cake:
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 large egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup water

Ingredients for Frosting:
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) softened
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1-1/2 cup confectioners sugar
5 tsp half and half
1/2 tsp vanilla

10 mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups (Trader Joe's) chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl combine sugar and flour.  Set aside.
In a medium bowl mix the egg, baking soda and sour cream.  Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, butter and water. Bring to a boil.

Add boiled mixture to flour mixture and mix.

Stir in sour cream/egg mixture and mix again.

Pour into greased 9 x 9 pan.  Bake for 23-25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes back clean.  While cake is cooling make the frosting.

Combine softened butter, peanut butter, vanilla, confectioners sugar and 1/2 and 1/2.  Mix until mixture is at desired consistency.  Add more 1/2 and 1/2 if needed.  Spread on top of cooled cake.  Top with chopped mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups.


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  1. You had me at peanut butter! Thanks for baking this and sharing with the SRC.

  2. This looks amazingly decadent! YUM! I am totally bookmarking this one!

  3. Fabulous! Peanut butter and chocolate are always a winner in my book. :)

  4. Bookmarking this for later. Looks and sounds wonderful! Perfect choice for SRC!

  5. I love it! And thanks for making the smaller recipe--we only have 3 people and one of them is an infant so we certainly shouldn't have a whole cake around!

  6. Your Peanut Butter Cake looks delicious, a great SRC pick! Hope you are having a great Valentine Week filled with Love!
    Miz Helen

  7. That cake looks marvelous!! I will definitely have to give this one a try. :)

  8. I love this flavor combination !! I would love for you to share your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday-Link Party that starts tomorrow!! I would love to have you!!

  9. Is it possible to get too much peanut butter?? Nah!!! Love this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

  10. Oh I have a seriously unhealthy relationship with peanut butter... I LOVE it! This looks amazing!!

  11. This looks amazing and the perfect cake for my best friends upcoming birthday! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  12. This is really a very nice post.


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