No time to shop? Open up a jar of peanut butter and try one of these sweet or savory recipes.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup margarine
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
Melt margarine in a heavy saucepan; stir in cocoa. Add water, buttermilk and eggs, stirring well.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Add to flour mixture; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour batter into a greased, floured 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Spread peanut butter on warm cake. Cool completely for 30 minutes. Then spread Chocolate Frosting on top; cut into squares.