Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake

Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake
Staff Writer
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
269
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
40g
31%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
24µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
75mg
11%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
189mg
13%
Water
15g
1%

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.