This cake makes men drool and women fight over the last piece! I think it's the peanut butter in the icing!

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, oil, 4 tablespoons cocoa and water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour and sugar. Make a well in the center, and pour in the cocoa mixture. Stir until smooth. Mix in the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda and eggs.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before frosting.

  • For the Frosting: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup margarine, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 5 tablespoons milk. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until the icing is blended. Pour over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts

488.3 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 64.7g 21% DV; fat 24.4g 38% DV; cholesterol 21.3mg 7% DV; sodium 221.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2003
I would definitely fight over the last piece of this cake! The peanut butter frosting is out of this world; especially if you're a peanut butter freak like I am. I baked it in a removable tube pan and I guess because of it I needed to add about another 20 mins. baking time. I also decreased the amount of confectioners sugar in the frosting from four cups to less than three. It was plenty sweet and absolutely fabulous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/03/2008
I don't know what I did wrong but this cake wasn't what I expected. Didn't even look like the deep rich chocolate cake in the pic. Will not try again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
I would definitely fight over the last piece of this cake! The peanut butter frosting is out of this world; especially if you're a peanut butter freak like I am. I baked it in a removable tube pan and I guess because of it I needed to add about another 20 mins. baking time. I also decreased the amount of confectioners sugar in the frosting from four cups to less than three. It was plenty sweet and absolutely fabulous! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2006
nice cake- not just the regular boring chocolate cake here. I halved the recipie to make a smaller layered cake with the frosting in between layers. but the frosting recipie did not turn out well for me at all. it was not smooth at all so i had to add a little more milk and some melted chocolate chips to make a usable consistency. other than that it was a very nice little cake! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
I just made this cake for a dinner party and it is delicious! The next time I make this cake I will only make half of the frosting as this recipe makes a TON of frosting that is far to rich to use all of! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2003
I made this cake for a friend he loved it along with all his employees. Made a second one and took it to my office I think it was love at first bite. The only thing I had to do was add more milk to the frosting. This one is definately a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2006
This cake is sooo delicious however it does take some preperation time. Overall it is chocolaty but not too rich and the icing makes it an instant hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
My sister made me this for my birthday it was by far the best most intense chocolate cake I've ever had. mmmmmm goood! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
very very good cake. the frosting is very addicting. thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2003
I made this cake for a potluck yesterday. It was a hit although I thought the frosting was a little too sweet. My sister who is a fudge-a-holic loved it. I guess it depends on your sweet-tooth.:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2003
My husband took this cake to work. Everyone said it was delicious. A lady was eating the crumbs out of the pan. Several people asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/03/2008
I don't know what I did wrong but this cake wasn't what I expected. Didn't even look like the deep rich chocolate cake in the pic. Will not try again. Read More
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