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Peanut Butter Cakes

Peanut Butter Cakes

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

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 7 loaves
  • Prep time: 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
  • Peanutty Topping


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.


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