Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

This moist Peanut Butter Cake Recipe is the perfect comfort food and Southern-style dessert.
Edited By Emily Chappell
October 2013
Add to My MSN

“Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook” offers dozens of Southern-style comfort food recipes that are sure to become treasured family traditions for years to come.
Cover Courtesy Oxmoor House

Content Tools
Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Cookbook (Oxmoor House, 2010) is an essential piece of the family kitchen. With dozens of comfort food recipes, this Southern-style collection is sure to become a treasured family heirloom. Excerpted from “Blue-Ribbon Desserts,” this Peanut Butter Cake Recipe is a fantastic dessert to round out a Southern-style meal.

Buy this book from our store: Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Kitchen.

Read more from Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Kitchen
Fried Chicken Recipe
Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
White Chili Recipe

Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Attention, peanut butter lovers! This moist cake has peanut butter baked inside the cake and mixed into the icing…plus a sprinkling of peanuts on top!

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1 cup water
1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 cups buttermilk
Garnish: chopped peanuts

Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl; set aside.

Combine butter, water and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil.

Add to flour mixture and mix well; set aside.

Combine eggs, vanilla and buttermilk; add to peanut butter mixture.

Spread batter in a greased 15"x10" jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350 F for 25 to 28 minutes or until cake springs back when gently touched.

Spread Peanut Butter Icing over warm cake and garnish, if desired.

Serves 15 to 20

This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from Keepsake Cookbook, edited by Emily Chappell and published by Oxmoor House, 2010.  Buy this book from our store: Gooseberry Patch Keepsake Kitchen.

Post a comment below.


12/20/2013 7:17:23 PM
This recipe looks tasty!

Subscribe today

Capper's Farmer Early Spring 16 CoverWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $19.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $19.95 for a one year subscription!

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here