Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Try it Tuesday ~ Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

This recipe is adapted from a Southern Living magazine (@1986?).  My family went crazy over it!

3 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 Cup sugar
1 Tblspn plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 Cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 Cup milk - at least 2% if not whole
3 large eggs
 Chocolate-Peanut Butter Frosting
1- 6 oz package of semisweet chocolate morsels
1/2 Cup butter, softened - the real thing, please
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
1 1/3 Cup creamy peanut butter

Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl & mix well.  Add butter, peanut butter, and milk.  Beat.  Add eggs & beat.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.  Bake at 350' for 25 - 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes, and cool completely before frosting.

~I hope you haven't done like me and not realized your oven isn't quite large enough to properly accommodate three 9 inch pans and wind up with one layer not quite done in the middle! :)

Melt chocolate morsels in microwave or double boiler.  Combine with butter, powdered sugar, and peanut butter.  Beat until smooth.

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