I don’t remember the last time I made a cake from scratch, it’s been years and years. Now that boxed cakes make everything easier, I’ve always felt that there was no point in making a cake from scratch.
Then my friend brought over this delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting one night. After eating three pieces of cake, I had to have the recipe. I asked her for the recipe for both the homemade chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting and she said she got it from her mom who passed it on to her.
I made the cake myself last night and it was SO delicious! I just had to share it with you. The peanut butter frosting is my favorite part and really makes the cake. If you have never had a chance to make a cake from scratch, this is the one to try. Enjoy!
Homemade Chocolate Cake
- 2 cups sugar
- 1¾ cups flour
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 tsp vanilla
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Next, mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, then stir the wet ingredients slowly into dry mix. Beat well. Pour the cake batter into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Peanut Butter Frosting
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 5-6 Tbs. milk
Beat ingredients together well and spread on cooled cake.
- The frosting tastes even better after putting it in the refrigerator.
- Add chocolate chips to the frosted cake for a more chocolatey taste!
- Add peanut butter chips to the cake batter for more peanut butter flavor.
What is your favorite cake from scratch? Have you had peanut butter frosting before?