Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake

Staff Writer
Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake
Taste of Home

This cake is topped with homemade icing! Share it among friends and family. The recipe speaks true to its name. 

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24
Servings
216
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 1/2 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda

For the frosting

  • 1/4 Cup butter, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 3/4 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

For the cake

In a large saucepan, bring peanut butter, butter, and water just to a boil.

Immediately remove from the heat; stir in the flour, sugar, buttermilk, applesauce, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and baking soda until smooth.

Pour into a 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.

For the frosting

In a small saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter over medium heat; add milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over warm cake.

Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

Family Shopping Tip

Plan out and shop for a week's worth of dinners. Keep essential oils, spices, and herbs in your pantry at all times.

Family Cooking Tip

Applesauce and plain yogurt are good fat substitutes in most recipes. For maximum texture and flavor, replace no more than half the amount of the fat listed in the recipe.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
43µg
5%
Vitamin C
0.6mg
1%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.5%
Vitamin K
0.5µg
0.6%
Calcium
34mg
3%
Fiber
0.7g
2.9%
Folate (food)
11µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
9%
Folic acid
16µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
3.7%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
69mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
70mg
2%
Sodium
94mg
4%
Sugars, added
21g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.1%

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