Peanut Butter Cake

I’m so excited to let one of my new blog friends, Roxana, take over Shugary Sweets for the day! Not only does she make incredible desserts, but she has great bread making tips as well! Roxana is sharing a delicious Peanut Butter Cake that will knock your socks off! Look at those Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts on top…they are also INSIDE! I wish I could say she not only is sharing on the blog, but also in real life. I’d LOVE a slice of this cake. Hmmm….does it ship well Roxana?

Peanut Butter Cake: moist peanut butter cake with Reese's hearts topped with a creamy PB frosting @roxanagreengirl #peanutbutter

Hello Shugary Sweets fans! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Roxana, the baker, photographer and writer behind Roxana’s Home Baking. And as much as I hate it, I’m doing the dishes as well. My family, friends and neighbors are my trusty taste-testers. I love baking from scratch and my sweet tooth is the boss in my kitchen. I’m a chocolate girl at heart and you can always win me over with a loaf of freshly baked bread.

I’m happy to be here, on Aimee’s beautiful blog sharing one of my husband’s favorite cakes : Peanut Butter Cake. The idea of this cake came from a magazine I read while waiting for my dentist appointment. I quickly snapped a photo with my phone and couldn’t wait to get home and try it. To our disappointment the cake turned out so dry I deleted the picture and decided to make a peanut butter cake by my own heart. I wanted a light, moist cake with the right amount of peanut butter flavor.

As you probably know, peanut butter tends to put a weight on baked goods and there’s a thin line between a light moist and a heavy dense dry cake.

But no worries, this cake is everything you want in a peanut butter cake. It’s light, moist with a small crumb and here and there you get bits of chopped peanut butter cups/or hearts as I used this time.

Peanut Butter Cake: moist peanut butter cake with Reese's hearts topped with a creamy PB frosting @roxanagreengirl #peanutbutter

The peanut butter frosting is literally the icing on the cake. It’s creamy, silky and addictive! I highly recommend using heavy cream instead of milk for the best frosting ever!

Thank you Aimee for allowing me to share this peanut butter cake recipe with your readers. I hope you’ll bake it soon (Valentine’s Day is just around the corner) and you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Peanut Butter Cake: moist peanut butter cake with Reese's hearts topped with a creamy PB frosting @roxanagreengirl #peanutbutter

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Peanut Butter Cake


    For the Cake:
  • 1 1/4 cups (150 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanut butter cups mixed with 1 tbsp flour (the candy tends to sink at the bottom if you don't mix it with a little bit of flour)
  • For the Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups (240 grams) powder sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup heavy cream (depending on your peanut butter thickness)
  • Peanut Butter Cups / Hearts to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter one 9" cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream butter, peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. At low-speed, add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  4. Shake the excess flour and add the chopped peanut nutter cups to the batter. With a spatula mix until combined.
  5. Spoon batter in the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake cake until about 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool cake 5 minutes. Turn out onto racks, peel off parchment. Cool cake completely before frosting.
  6. To make the frosting, in a mixing bowl add the butter, peanut butter and 1/3 cup heavy cream. Stir at low-speed until combined. Slowly add the powder sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. When all the sugar is added increase the speed and mix for 1 more minute. If needed, slowly add few more drops of heavy cream.
  7. Frost the cake completely. Decorate with peanut butter cups/hearts.
  8. Keep cake refrigerated. Serve at room temperature.

53 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cake”

  1. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Definitely love this cake

  2. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

    It’s just…so…beautiful *tearing up*

    Peanut butter goodnessssss

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

      Haha, I can’t get over the gorgeous frosting….

  3. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

    That is one incredible looking cake! It looks great Roxana! I think I need to meet up with this cake…and the frosting! Ooo la la!!!

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Of course YOU love this cake. It’s PB and Reese’s!!!

  4. Traci
    posted Feb 8, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This cake looks wonderful! I love it.

  5. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

    This totally knocks my socks off! Will you ship one to me too 😉 Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. I adore Roxana’s recipes and her beautiful photos. So nice to see her sharing one of her amazing creations on Shugary Sweets.

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

      Roxana takes mouthwatering photos and this cake is no exception. I am just drooling over those swirls of frosting!!!

  6. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    WOW. This cake looks seriously amazing!! Peanut butter cake is one of the only cakes my dad actually enjoys, so I’m definitely pinning this to try when I’m back home!

  7. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    This cake is definitely going on my to-make list. Everything about it is perfect!

  8. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Wish we could get Reese’s Hearts here in the Uk they look so cute and bet really tasty on top of that delicious cake. Yum!

    FoodNerd x

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Sadness. What’s Valentine’s Day without Reese’s Hearts?!

  9. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Wow! This cake looks stunning. Thanks for sharing it Roxana. And Aimee, once you know if it ships well, can you see if you can get a slice over to SE Asia?

  10. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    What a gorgeous cake! So pretty I could even overlook the fact that I’m not a huge PB fan 😉 OR I could just whip it up for all my pb-addict college roommates heehee

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      You could certainly get out of housekeeping duties with your roomies if you make them this cake!!!

  11. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Wow, I am a peanut butter addict, so this is right up my alley!

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      I have a few PB addicts in my house too who are begging for me to make this cake!

  12. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Oh, this looks so delicious! I have to make this.

  13. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Im a huge PB fan and a whole cake of it AND the icing…looks like a perfect thing to me!

    • posted Feb 9, 2013 at 7:31 am

      My kids are begging for me to make this cake….looks like I know what we may be having for Valentine’s Day!

  14. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    May I has a piece? hee hee ^_^

  15. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  16. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    OMG this cake is GORGEOUS. I wouldn’t be able to control myself around it!

    • posted Feb 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      I know. I am having a hard enough time hitting my hand on the computer screen. DYING.

  17. posted Feb 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    OMG I want it. Roxana, you’re amazing!

  18. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 6:38 am

    That is one heck of a cake! I adore peanut butter in any form!

  19. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Hi Aimee,
    Thanks for having me over your gorgeous blog! It’s been a wonderful experience!
    Thanks everyone for the sweet words, you make me blush :)

    • posted Feb 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Roxana, I’m so glad you came, and brought this gorgeous cake!!! It’s absolutely stunning :)

  20. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Oh Roxana this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! I am on my way over to your blog!

  21. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Holy moly! I want to be left alone with this cake…

  22. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Looks absolutely wonderful!

  23. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    You can’t go wrong with this combo and this is all sorts of right!!

  24. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I’ll take the whole cake please! Man, this is one tempting recipe.

  25. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Well this is just beyond gorgeous! I’d probably eat the whole cake in a day: truth.

  26. posted Feb 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    This cake is beyond amazing!

  27. posted Feb 10, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Oh so perfect for V Day! :)

  28. posted Feb 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I love Roxanna’s baking, this is one gorgeous cake.

  29. posted Feb 12, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Wow, wow. this looks ahhh-mazing! Thanks so much for posting! Pinned it! :)

  30. Ann
    posted Feb 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

  31. posted Feb 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oh my god I tried making mini muffins using this recipe last night (I swapped the flour for oat flour) and of course they were kind of sunken because I didn’t add any regular flour, but they were SOOOO fudgy and peanut buttery and AMAZING! Thanks for a fantastic recipe!!!

  32. Sara
    posted Apr 4, 2013 at 6:39 am


  33. Hedi
    posted May 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Would these make good cupcakes? Baking them in cupcake pans instead of the cake mold.

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