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Peanut Butter Lover's Cake

 Peanut Butter Lover's Cake
My family thrives on peanut butter, so they just love it when I make this recipe.
12-14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped
  • 3 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), broken into squares

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk 1 egg until blended. Stir in 2/3 cup
  • sugar, 1/2 cup milk and chocolate. Cook and stir over medium heat
  • until chocolate is melted and mixture just comes to a boil. Remove
  • from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and remaining sugar until light and
  • fluffy. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually

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Peanut Butter Lover's Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • add to creamed mixture alternately with remaining milk, beating well
  • after each addition. Stir in chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at
  • 325° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth.
  • Gradually add milk and peanut butter until creamy. Spread between
  • layers and over top and sides of cooled cake. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  • Garnish with candy bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-14
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 610 calories, 34 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 427 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.