Peanut Butter Fudge Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter
  • Chocolate Frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a large missing bowl and set aside. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan; stir in cocoa. Add water, buttermilk, and eggs, stirring well.Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Remove from heat: add to flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13” x 9” baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Carefully spread peanut butter over warm cake. Cool completely. Spread Chocolate Frosting over peanut butter; cut into squares. Yield 20-25 servings.

Chocolate Frosting

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 16-ounce package powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour over powdered sugar in a bowl, stirring until smooth. Stir in vanilla.