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Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut Butter Cake is for true peanut butter lovers! This rich, yummy cake will absolutely hit the spot!

Anti-diet warning: I couldn’t stop eating it!


In search of a new recipe, I came across Peanut Butter Cake and was intrigued. Would a cake that tastes like peanut butter be good? After I thought about it, I was certain it would be! So began my exploration of various recipes, then online to even more!

After reading tons of Peanut Butter Cake recipes, baker’s comments on how they modified recipes and thinking about it, I decided to create my own. It’s sort of a conglomeration of everything I read and perhaps my overzealous desire to finally have cake after staring at it for so long!

Peanut Butter Cake

Be warned: this isn’t a cake with a slight peanut butter taste. This is a cake that tastes like you are eating straight peanut butter. I loved it, husband did not. I took it to an Order of the Eastern Star meeting and everyone liked it (except one person who actually doesn’t like peanut butter!). They ate the majority of the cake so I’ll take that as a good sign.

For the last warning, this is not for the faint of heart. My Mother-in-Love makes a Peanut Butter Cake, which seems to be more like a regular cake of some sort with peanut butter icing. It is fantastic. This recipe, however, has a strong peanut butter flavor!

Peanut Butter Cake


  • 2 c all purpose flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c water
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c peanut butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar and baking soda in bowl.
  3. Beat milk, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  4. Slowly mix liquid mixture into flour mixture on low until mixed.
  5. On the stovetop, cook and stir water, butter, vegetable oil and peanut butter over medium heat until smooth. Takes about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir peanut butter mixture into flour mixture. Stir until well mixed. Do not over mix or the cake will be too dense.
  7. Pour into pan (or pans) until done. Roughly 45 minutes. You’ll smell it, trust me!

Peanut Butter Cake @Crafty_Zoo



Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 15 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

5 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cake

  • December 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Cake lover here. This one looks like something heavenly delicious. And making it not so hard (good for me). Thanks!

    • December 15, 2021 at 6:52 am

      I am right there with you! A definite lover of all things sweet and, unfortunately, it shows! haha. I try to make my recipes easy when I write them out, if I can make it you can! I am not a super advanced talented cook! I’m a home cooking person, and definitely not from scratch!

  • July 24, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • August 4, 2020 at 9:38 am

      It is! I loved the peanut butter with the chocolate frosting! Someone did inform me that the peanut butter flavor was strong. LOL. I smiled and let them know it was a peanut butter cake, after all. Politely of course, we laughed.

  • May 15, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Oh you just reminded me that I am supposed to do a giveaway every month. Got behind due to moving and I did have an item to giveaway but I misplaced it in a box and now I can’t find it. LOL. Oh geesh. The cake looks yummy but I don’t like peanut butter that much so I probably won’t like it either. Happy to be co-hosting again with you at #OMGHWW.


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