Peanut butter cup lovers will rave about this cake, it's a delicious peanut butter cake enrobed in rich chocolate frosting. A definitely distinctive flavor, peanut butter cake is everything you want in a cake including the chocolate!
Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioner's sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
8 Tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup peanuts, salted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F if baking with a metal dish; 325 degrees F if using a glass dish.
2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. Add graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, chocolate chips (if using), shortening, milk, and vanilla.
3. Beat mixture with electric mixer on low until moistened, and then beat on medium for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs and beat for 1 minute. Bake in greased 9-inch by 13-inch pan for 30 to 35 minutes. Do not remove from pan to cool.
1. Mix all of the ingredients together. Pour into a saucepan and bring mixture to a boil.
2. Boil for 1 minute. Cool slightly.
3. With a wooden spoon handle, poke a few holes in the cake, and then pour the warm frosting over it.
Other Peanut Butter Desserts to Try
Peanut butter is a very popular dessert flavor, and for good reason. Despite being savory on its own, when put into a dessert peanut butter manages to add a sweet complexity. If you haven't given a lot of peanut butter desserts a try yet, you absolutely should.
Peanut butter cookies are one of the easiest peanut butter desserts you can make. Making peanut butter cookies requires a short ingredients list, and not a ton of effort and time on your part. Plus, they're super easy to pack away in your kid's lunch!
Making your own fudge is actually easier than you might think. Why not give it a try by making peanut butter fudge? If you have some chocolate lovers in your household, chocolate peanut butter fudge is a great option to try, too.
Finally, everyone loves a good Reese's cup. Why not try making your own? Making your own peanut butter cups is certainly more challenging than the other desserts we've suggested so far, but it's well worth it in the end. Your kids will be begging for more!
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