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Peanut Butter Snack Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

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Peanut Butter Snack Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Snack Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting
New Media Publishing / Photography: Flat Art Studios.com / Stylist: Abigail Donnelly
total prep
An easy cake to throw together to feed a crowd. The kids will love to sprinkle the milk chocolate chips on top and watch them melt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use natural)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 13 by 9 glass dish.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together milk and vanilla.
  • Beat butter, peanut butter and sugars with an electric mixer on moderately-high until light and creamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and alternately mix in flour and milk mixtures, ending with the flour until just combined. Spoon into dish and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Open oven and sprinkle top of cake with chocolate chips. Bake until chips are just melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to rack and let cool completely.