So this time I tried a peanut butter cake. I like peanut butter but I am not a HUGE fan of it. I am open to new things so I thought what the heck, I'll try it and if it's good, it's good and if it's not I'll just give it to someone else who LOVES it.Sites Pic:
- 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1-1/2 Cups all-purpose Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1/3 Cup Chunky Peanut Butter
- 3 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
- 3 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Milk
- 1-1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
In a bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9 in. square 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. For frosting, cream peanut butter and butter. Add sugar, milk and vanilla; mix until smooth. Frost cake. Yield: 9 servings.
I used vanilla flavoured soya milk which I thought was quite good. I also used 100% pure Vanilla extract which I actually made myself. Oh and I also had only crunchy peanut butter which was also 100% peanut butter instead of all that crap they put in the other peanut butter. Anyway as for how it all turned out, it was for me just OK. I liked it better after it was chilled and I also thought the frosting was a bit too sweet. For the sweet tooths out there that would be perfect for you ;-). My friends liked this more than I, to each it's own. So if you are a peanut butter lover, try this out! It is worth it!!
P.s. Sorry if you are allergic to nuts ;-P Tune in another time haha.
For more info on this cake and the site: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Double-Peanut-Butter-Cake