Peanut Butter 'n' Chocolate Cake

Peanut Butter 'n' Chocolate Cake
Servings: 16 Prep 30 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins to 35 mins

Ingredients

Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1/3 cup creamy-style peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
Chocolate Butter Frosting
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)

Make It

1. Grease two 9-inch or three 8-inch-round baking pans. Line bottoms with waxed paper. Grease paper; flour.

Cake:

2. Beat ingredients in bowl on low until blended. Beat on high 3 minutes. Scrape into pans.

3. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick tests clean. Cool pans on racks 5 minutes. Unmold cakes; cool.

Filling:

4. Beat ingredients in bowl until smooth spreading consistency.

Frosting:

5. Beat butter and chocolate in bowl. Stir in vanilla and sugar; add enough milk for spreading consistency; beat until smooth.

6. Stack layers with filling; spread top with filling; use all filling. Frost sides of cake. Garnish with peanuts. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 472, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): 38, carb. (g): 73, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 275, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.