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Peanut Butter Layer Cake

 Peanut Butter Layer Cake
My husband loves peanut butter, so this cake is his favorite. Sometimes I switch frosting recipes and use a chocolate frosting garnished with peanuts.
12-14 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in melted peanut butter chips. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well
  • after each addition.

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Peanut Butter Layer Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake 30-35
  • minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, beat melted chips, cream cheese,
  • vanilla and salt until light and fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar
  • alternately with enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  • Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  • Yield: 12-14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 467 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 350 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.