Homemade Chocolate Cake & Peanut Butter Frosting

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I don’t remember the last time I made a cake from scratch, it’s been years and years. Now that boxed cakes make everything easier, I’ve always felt that there was no point in making a cake from scratch.

Then my friend brought over this delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting one night. After eating three pieces of cake, I had to have the recipe. I asked her for the recipe for both the homemade chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting and she said she got it from her mom who passed it on to her.

I made the cake myself last night and it was SO delicious! I just had to share it with you. The peanut butter frosting is my favorite part and really makes the cake. If you have never had a chance to make a cake from scratch, this is the one to try. Enjoy!

Homemade Chocolate Cake

Homemade Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Next, mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, then stir the wet ingredients slowly into dry mix. Beat well. Pour the cake batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5-6 Tbs. milk

Beat ingredients together well and spread on cooled cake.

Other tips:

  • The frosting tastes even better after putting it in the refrigerator.
  • Add chocolate chips to the frosted cake for a more chocolatey taste!
  • Add peanut butter chips to the cake batter for more peanut butter flavor.

What is your favorite cake from scratch? Have you had peanut butter frosting before?

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  1. I was craving a good ole chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and this recipe did the trick. The cake perfect but for the icing I added about 2 tablespoons of soft butter to cream it up a bit more. Thanks for sharing.

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