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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 am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. 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

  • MikAngelo

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

    • 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!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    That looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

    • 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.

  • 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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