Peanut Butter Cake Recipe from Molly on the Range Cookbook • #peanutbutter #cake
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Peanut Butter Cake from Molly on the Range

A super easy, super satisfying, peanut butter cake recipe that doesn't even require a mixer to make. Start to finish you can make this cake in 35 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flavorless oil (canola or avocado both work well)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 8 inch square or round cake pan.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet ingredients in another bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients (don't over mix, stir just until there's no flour clumps). Pour into the cake pan and bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean (25-27 minutes). Let cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a serving dish.
  • I like to top this cake with lightly sweetened whipped cream and berries, date caramel or dulce de leche. You can also just sprinkle it with powdered sugar and serve with black coffee for an afternoon snack.