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Peanut Butter Cake

If you are looking for something totally different then you have to try this delicious Peanut Butter Cake recipe. Peanut Butter Heaven!

slice of peanut butter cake

I needed to make a cake for an event I was attending and wanted to do something a little different so decided to give this Peanut Butter Cake recipe a shot. And I am happy I did.

This cake recipe is no different than other boxed cake recipes. Besides the addition of some creamy peanut butter to the cake batter, it really is no different than other simple cake recipes.

I’m including a simple recipe for peanut butter frosting as well. My wife thinks a chocolate frosting would go nicely with this peanut butter cake.

peanut butter cake

Kinda like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. One variation I haven’t tried yet is to use crunchy peanut butter for the frosting. I think it would add a nice texture.

Instead of using Butter Cake mix, you can try using white cake mix or even a yellow cake mix. I haven’t personally tried it but should turn out just fine with minimal change to the overall flavor of the cake.

My wife thinks it might be fun to try using a chocolate cake mix for this cake recipe but I think I am going to wait before trying that variation.

slice of peanut butter cake
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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Peanut Butter Cake recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Eggs
  • Butter Cake Mix
  • Water
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, butter and cream until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add the cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the cake pans. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    cake batter ready for the oven
  5. Let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
    cake fresh out of the oven
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting the desired consistency.
  3. Frost the cake once it has completely cooled.
Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut Butter Cake

If you are looking for something totally different then you have to try this delicious Peanut Butter Cake recipe. Peanut Butter Heaven!
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course Cake & Cupcakes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 657 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing
  • 2 Cake Pan (9 inch)

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 4 Eggs
  • 15.25 oz Butter Cake Mix
  • Cup Water

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Instructions
 

Make the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and butter and cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add the cake mix alternately with the water. Stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pans. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cakes cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar. Mix in enough cream to make the frosting the desired consistency.
  • Frost the cake once it has completely cooled.

Nutrition

Calories: 657kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 12gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 2gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 649IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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3 Comments

  1. Monica says:

    I love peanut butter. Tried this recipe and it was the best recipe I have ever made.

  2. Marie pyle says:

    My son is a peanut butter lover! It was awesome!

  3. Brandi says:

    I love this cake!

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