Peanut Butter  'N' Jelly Cake Recipe
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Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake Recipe

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I made this fun and flavorful treat for my son's first birthday. He just turned 33, and he still has to have his favorite cake. Kids of any age have a hard time turning down peanut butter and jelly-especially when it comes tucked into cake and frosting!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1-3/4 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 cup grape jelly

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 575 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 88g carbohydrate (67g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the vanilla, confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  4. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with jelly. Top with the remaining cake layer; frost top and sides of cake with frosting. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter 'N' Jelly Cake in Country Woman January/February 2005, p33

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ShawnVV User ID: 6021042 155611
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"My daughter requested this type of cake for her birthday. I hadn't made anything like it before, so I found this recipe on TOH. It was a big hit at her party. Delicious and very easy to make. My only issue was that it wasn't easy to get the cake out of the pan. The frosting covered the mistakes though."

jamieberkoben User ID: 6432723 131373
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"i made this cake last month for my brothers birthday. everyone loved it! best cake i ever made im actually making another right now but using half strawberry jelly and half blackberry jelly!

we are not all that big on peanut butter. we basically only like it on pb&j sandwiches but i made the cake bc it was an inside joke. so i was kind afraid how it would come out thought it would be too peanut-buttery but it wasnt at all! it was just the right amount of peanut butter. i def recommend making this cake to anyone who wants to try something new! everyone is requesting this cake for their birthdays now lol"

cadamsorama User ID: 1532981 144886
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2009

"What a fun cake to make and delicious to eat."

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