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Peanut Cake Squares

 Peanut Cake Squares
When I was in high school, I worked for an Irish family...and they made these yummy treats each year for St. Patrick's Day. The sweet frosting and salty peanuts are an irresistible combination. The only complaint my husband has is that I make them just once a year! -Bridget Jones, Veyo, Utah
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 4 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups finely chopped peanuts


  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick and
  • lemon-colored, about 4 minutes. Combine the flour, baking powder and
  • salt; add to egg mixture. Beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Beat in milk and butter.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Cover and freeze
  • overnight.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, milk,

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Peanut Cake Squares (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • vanilla and salt until smooth. Frost the top and sides of frozen
  • cake squares; roll in peanuts. Place on wire racks to set. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 496 calories, 21 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 298 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein.