Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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    A wonderfully moist chocolate cake with a rich peanut butter icing. This cake makes a delicious birthday cake, especially for kids. You can skip grilling the icing at the end, if desired.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 150g butter, melted
    • 2 teaspoons vinegar
    • 475ml warm water
    • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 50g butter, softened

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, bicarb, salt, cocoa and caster sugar.
    2. To the sifted ingredients, add the 150g butter, vinegar and warm water. Mix thoroughly, but do not beat. Pour cake mixture into ungreased 20x30cm cake tin.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove cake from oven, but keep it in the tin.
    4. Cream together peanut butter, dark brown soft sugar, milk and 50g butter. Spread icing onto cake. Place under grill until brown and bubbly.

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    Disappointed. After all the great reviews, I can't say this was a hit. Peanut Butter topping was nothing special. The cake itself was very good and quite moist. By the way 10 tablespoons of butter is a smidge under 2/3 of a cup. UPDATE: I just frosted the cake with Butter Cream! MUCH BETTER!  -  27 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good once I followed the recipe in full. I tried to get off easy by not broiling but the icing was much too grainy that way. I also stirred chocolate and peanut butter chips into the cake batter and sprinkled some on the top.  -  08 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    WOW ! This cake was fantastic ! I've never hade a home made cake turn out so moist . Almost fudgy ! I will definately make it again but will pass on the frosting . It was just too gooy and did't look that good .It really doesn't need anything at all. I added peanut butter chips and it was even better.Thanks  -  04 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)