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Peanut Butter Sheet Cake


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Serves Alot! | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 18

Ingredients

Cake:
2 C. sugar
2 C. flour
1 C. water
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks butter
½ C. creamy peanut butter
½ C. buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Frosting:
6 Tbs. milk
½ cup peanut butter
1 stick butter
¼ tsp.salt
1 1-lb. box (approximately 3 ¾ cups) confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Cake:


Mix together in large mixing bowl and set aside.


2 cups sugar, 2 cups flour



In a medium saucepan, combine and bring to boil the following:


1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 sticks margarine or butter, and


½ cup smooth peanut butter


Add to flour/sugar mixture and stir to combine.


Then add: ½ cup buttermilk , 2 eggs, beaten, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon soda Mix well.


Pour batter into a greased 17”x11” pan. Bake at 375 deg for 18-20 minutes. Check the cake at 17 minutes – over baking will result in a dry cake.


Frosting: Start preparing the frosting ingredients so you can pour the frosting on the cake while the cake and frosting are warm.


Remove from heat and add: 1 1-lb. box (approximately 3 ¾ cups) confectioners sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix well. Spread on cake while both cake and frosting are warm. Cool before cutting.


This recipe uses buttermilk; I use butter instead of margarine; Both of these contribute to moistness. Also - most people simply overbake their cakes. If a cake shrinks away from the side of the pan before you remove it from the oven, it has baked too long.


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Notes

My coworker, Vicki, brought this tasty cake to work one day - 1 bite, and I fell in love. It's pretty easy to make! If you don't already have one, the 11x17 sheet pan can be found inexpensively at Walmart - per Vicki's suggestion, I bought two, and used the second pan as a "lid" for the first pan.

I may be completely overlooking this, but could you tell me how to make the frosting? I read the steps and I'm a little unsure on how to do it. I want to make this cake for my brothers birthday in a couple weeks but I want to give it a try first!

I may be completely overlooking this, but could you tell me how to make the frosting? I read the steps and I'm a little unsure on how to do it. I want to make this cake for my brothers birthday in a couple weeks but I want to give it a try first!

I am definitely going to try making this tonight, it sounds very yummy. I'll let you know how it turns out and send a picture if you want =)

I used salted.

Quick question... peanut butter -- salted or unsalted?

Can't wait to fix this cake. Thanks

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