Peanut Butter Cake

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I love peanut butter, I have made cookies, fudge, brownies and cupcakes, I have now  made a ‘victoria sponge’ style cake. I have filled my cake with chocolate butter icing and peanut butter.

I have used crunchy peanut butter, however smooth is perfect too!

You Will Need:

  • 170g Butter
  • 170g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 140g Peanut Butter
  • 170g Self Raising Flour (sifted)

For Filling:

  • 90g Butter
  • 180g Icing Sugar
  • 30g Cocoa Powder
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • 4 tbsp of Crunch Peanut Butter

To Decorate:

You can either have:

A thin layer of butter cream in the middle

or

A thick layer of butter cream in the middle and sift a mixture of icing sugar and cocoa powder over the top of the cake. A tablespoon of each is enough for a good dusting.

Method:

  • Line and grease 2 x 18cm loose bottom tins.
  • Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time mixing well between each addition.
  • Mix the peanut butter in until the mixture looks light and creamy.
  • Fold in the sifted flour.
  • Divide equally between between your prepared tins.
  • Bake at 170dregrees for 30mins or until golden and springy to touch.
  • Allow to cool for a few minute before turning out on to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before icing it.

The Ice and Decorate:

  • Mix together all the icing ingredients, except the peanut butter.

Tip: I prefer to sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder as this gives a smoother finish to the icing.

  • Select which half of the cake you wish to use as the base and the top.
  • Spread the icing evenly onto the base layer of the cake.

Tip: I arrange the cakes so the flat sides will be sandwiched together.

  • Spread the peanut butter on the underside of the top half of the cake.

Tip: Because peanut butter can be difficult to spread on top of butter icing. I spread the peanut butter on the underside of the top half of cake then sandwich together.

  • Dust with the icing sugar and cocoa powder or use any remaining butter icing to decorate the cake.

Enjoy!

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