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Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake

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

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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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings24
Calories Per Serving216
Total Fat9g14%
Sugar23gN/A
Saturated4g20%
Cholesterol13mg4%
Protein3g6%
Carbs32g11%
Vitamin A43µg5%
Vitamin C0.6mg1%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.9mg4.5%
Vitamin K0.5µg0.6%
Calcium34mg3%
Fiber0.7g2.9%
Folate (food)11µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)38µg9%
Folic acid16µgN/A
Iron0.7mg3.7%
Magnesium17mg4%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus69mg10%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium70mg2%
Sodium94mg4%
Sugars, added21gN/A
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc0.3mg2.1%