Photo: Tina Evans
20 to 25 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

Step 2

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan; stir in cocoa. Add water, buttermilk, and eggs, stirring well.

Step 3

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat; add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch baking pan.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Carefully spread peanut butter over warm cake. Cool completely.

Step 5

Spread Chocolate Frosting over peanut butter; cut into squares.

Ratings & Reviews

aldorn09's Review

April 09, 2011
Just love the cake. I made it with double the cocoa and loved it.

jronay's Review

December 10, 2009
This cake is fantastic! It's my new favorite dessert. Definitely a keeper!

Brenda200's Review

August 31, 2009
I have been making this cake since 1996 when I first saw it in Southern Living. It is wonderful. There is no way that anyone in their right mind will be able to turn this down! Especially with a cold glass of milk!