Thursday, 29 October 2015

Peanut Butter Cake

I love peanut butter and jam.

I love the savoury taste of the peanuts combined with the sweetness of the jam. So what better flavours to combine in a peanut butter cake!

The peanut butter gives the cake a lovely stodgy texture that any peanut butter fan will love!

This is what I did...

Peanut Butter Cake


200g baking spread
200g golden caster sugar
200g self raising flour
25g ground almonds
4 eggs
4 tbsp smooth peanut butter
4 tbsp almond yogurt (I used Alpro dairy free yogurt)

Filling and Topping

3 dsp strawberry jam
3 dsp smooth peanut butter
3 dsp almond yogurt
100g honey roasted peanuts


Pre heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas Mark 6

1 - Mix together the baking spread and caster sugar until light and creamy

2 - Mix in the smooth peanut butter and almond yogurt

3 - Gradually add the eggs, one at a time with a spoon of flour to prevent curdling

4 - Add the remaining flour and ground almonds and mix until you have a smooth mixture

5 - Line and grease two sandwich tins and divide the cake mixture between the two

6 - Place the tins in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the cakes are thoroughly baked, then remove from the oven

7 - Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for about 10 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely on a cooling rack

8 - Once the cakes are completely cooled you can begin building the cake

9 - Place the strawberry jam in a bowl and mix to loosen up the consistency, then thickly spread on the base cake and top with the second cake

10 - Prepare the topping by mixing together the smooth peanut butter and the almond yogurt until you have a smooth frosting consistency

11 - Spread over the top of the cake and sprinkle over the honey roasted peanuts

If you love peanut butter this is an ideal cake for you! The peanut butter makes a stodgy sponge but combined with the sweetness from the strawberry jam it works so well.

I used honey roasted peanuts on the top but if you prefer you can use plain unsalted nuts, but the honey roasted ones add that extra bit of flavour.

Enjoy x

Casa Costello


  1. i love peanut butter and cake! they look very moist and delicous!

  2. Big fat WANT. Ice had in my mind now for a while to do a cake like this but alas it has never happened at home and there are several people in my office who don't like peanut butter so I can't do it for there. I know, people who don't like peanut butter!!

  3. Mmmmm, peanut butter. Love. #cookblogshare

  4. mmmmmm i bet that tasted amazing! x

  5. I love peanut butter but the rest of the family aren't as keen unfortunately - maybe I should make a small one just for me!

  6. Just wonderful - Love the simplicity of the peanut decorations too #Bakeoftheweek x


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