Peanut Butter Cakes

No time to make frosting? This cake has a baked-on topping.


Makes 7 loaves
Total time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes


1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat peanut butter and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in milk and vanilla.

2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into peanut butter mixture. Pour batter into 7 greased and floured 5- x 3-inch disposable aluminum foil loaf pans, filling each pan half-full. Place pans on a baking sheet; sprinkle with Peanutty Topping.

3. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pans on wire racks (about 20 minutes).

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cakes: Stir in 2 cups semisweet chocolate morsels into batter.

Mrs. Glenave Curtis, Judsonia, Arkansas,

Southern Living

November 2009
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