5/17/10

Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake


Peanut Butter Texas Sheet Cake

This cake is fairly quick to make and is very yummy! 
It got good reviews at Sunday school and at home!
I love peanut butter! My favorite is Jif Extra Crunchy! I like "natural" peanut butter, too!
Larry was the first (and almost only) person I ever met who didn't like peanut butter. I didn't realize a person couldn't like peanut butter!! He said it wasn't that he didn't like peanut butter, he just didn't like it in things - like cookies. After more than 25 years, I've pretty much changed that, although he'll still say something peanut butter flavored isn't his favorite! I guess I've still got some work to do! ;) He did brag on this cake, though!
I hope you all have a wonderful week! We will finish our school work this week, so we're pretty excited about that. Summer Break is just around the corner! Many blessings to all!

Did you know that peanuts are not actually nuts?
They are legumes, like beans, peas and lentils.
Americans eat an estimated 3 pounds of peanut butter per person per year. That is enough peanut butter to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon! I am fairly sure I consume far more than my 3 pound allotment! :)

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon  baking soda
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teapoon vanilla
½ cup buttermilk ( or ½ cup milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar)

Garnish:
chopped peanuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 10x15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place four ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together to combine well; set aside.
In a sauce pan, bring butter, water and peanut butter to a boil; add to flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and buttermilk; add to batter.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Ice cake while still warm, sprinkling with chopped peanuts, if desired.

Icing:
1 stick butter
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon milk
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a sauce pan, bring butter, peanut butter and milk to a boil; remove from heat.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla, stirring until smooth.

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