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Peanut Butter Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)

Peanut Butter Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Cake: Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream sugar, eggs, shortening and vanilla extract.
  3. Add buttermilk, hot water, and peanut butter.
  4. Add dry ingredients. Mix well until smooth - about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour into prepared 13 x 9-inch cake pan.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Cool and frost.
  8. Peanut Butter Icing: Cream all ingredients together until very smooth.

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