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Peanut Butter Layer Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

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Rating: 5/5
4 reviews
1 comment

ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   16

recipe id: 53939

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1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 stick butter, softened
1 package (16 ounce size) confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky as desired
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
milk, as needed


Grease and sugar three layer-cake pans. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl cream the shortening, peanut butter, and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

In a separate bowl combine the flour with the baking soda, and add to the mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla, and mix well. Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, and after the cakes have cooled 5 to 10 minutes, remove from the pans to a cooling rack.

As the layers cool, make the frosting by beating together the butter, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract, adding just enough milk to make a creamy, spreadable frosting.

Thinly spread the frosting on two layers of the cooled cake; pile the frosted layers together, and add the unfrosted layer on top. Use the remaining frosting to cover the outside of the whole cake.

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564 calories, 30 grams fat, 66 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Moist and delicious! OH MY GOSH! YUM!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Definitely a 5 star cake!! I bake for four restaurants and they can't get enough of this cake. Very moist and delicious!

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Made this cake for my husband on last week,and of course he loved it. We are from south Texas. It taste just like the school back when we had school cafeteria in our school. So again thanks for the recipe and I will make it again and hopefully I will get a piece :-) .

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was VERY good. The frosting was excellent, cake was moist with delicate crumb. Will be a permanent recipe for my family!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This cake is for peanut butter lovers everywhere! It turned out to be a huge hit at a birthday party - I added to the recipe by drizzling chocolate over the top. YUM!

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