Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

My homemade Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting is an old school recipe that will quickly become a family favorite. You will find the moist cake loaded with peanut butter flavor. Then we top it with the best peanut butter frosting.


Peanut butter fans are going to go crazy for this Peanut Butter cake. I am a big fan of everything peanut butter. If you follow along on my blog, you probably have already figured that out. I love my 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. My No-Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake is an over the top peanut butter lover’s dream. So peanut butter recipes are my most favorite desserts and I share them often.

Each year for my birthday, my grandmother would make us each a homemade cake to celebrate our day. My grandmother quickly realized that she never really had to ask me which cake was going to be my choice. Every year, I always requested her homemade peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting. It really was her best homemade cake. It is perfect for feeding a crowd. We sometimes cut our cakes into smaller finger-sized pieces when we are feeding more than just immediate family. You can easily get quite a few smaller pieces from a traditional sized cake pan. I know some make an old fashioned peanut butter sheet cake when serving a crowd. Sheet pancakes are great but there is something about a thick moist cake topped with a layer of thicker frosting.

This recipe is an old fashioned cake recipe filled with so much flavor.  She has been making this same recipe for years. I thought the recipe was very tedious so I never tried to make it myself. I can’t believe I have waited this long to make her homemade peanut butter cake. I have now made this recipe a few times and each and every time, my family has gobbled it up. They now have deemed it their favorite cake.It was not difficult to make and took very little time. Sure a peanut butter cake mix would be a blessing for a quick dessert but homemade desserts are always the best. The question always lingers in my mind as to why manufacturers have yet to make a good peanut butter cake mix. Maybe someday they will excite all of us peanut butter fans with such a product.

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

You’ll Need (for the cake):

  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour.
  • 2 cups of light brown sugar.
  • 1 cup of peanut butter.
  • ½ cup of butter.
  • 1 tsp of baking powder.
  • ½ tsp of baking soda.
  • 1 ¼ cups of milk.
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • 3 eggs.

You’ll Need (for the frosting):

  • ½ cup of peanut butter.
  • 2 tbsps of honey.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  • 4-5 tbsps of milk.

How to:

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, peanut butter and butter using an electric mixer. Add in the baking powder, baking soda, milk, vanilla and eggs and beat on low to combine then on medium speed for 3 minutes until well blended.
In a greased and floured 10×15 cake pan, pour the batter and bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a preheated oven to 350°.
Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before spreading the frosting over it.

To make the frosting, warm the peanut butter and honey in the microwave then add the rest of the ingredients and beat to smooth. Spread over the hot cake and sprinkle with 1 cup of mini chocolate chips.

Easy, peasy and yummy! I personally use double the frosting with one cup of mini chocolate chips on top. The frosting makes the cake taste a lot better! Give it a try guys and let me know what you think.

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