Peanut Butter Marble Cake

This peanut butter and chocolate marbled cake is extra nice because it's marbled twice!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/2
cup peanut butter
1 1/4
cups milk
3 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs
3
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/8
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
cup hot fudge topping, if desired

Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

3
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/4
cup milk
1/4
cup peanut butter

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan, two 9-inch round cake pans or three 8-inch round cake pans; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat flour, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1 1/4 cups milk, the baking powder, salt, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 2 Pour two-thirds of batter (about 3 cups) into pan(s). Stir cocoa and baking soda into remaining batter. Drop chocolate batter by generous tablespoonfuls randomly in mounds onto peanut butter batter. Pull knife through batters in S-shaped curves in continuous motion for marbled design. Turn pan one-fourth turn; repeat marbling.
  • 3 Bake 13x9-inch pan 40 to 45 minutes, 9-inch rounds 30 to 35 minutes, 8-inch rounds 20 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 13x9-inch cake in pan on cooling rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl. Stir in vanilla, 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup peanut butter; beat until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over 13x9-inch cake or fill and frost cake rounds. Drop hot fudge topping by teaspoonfuls randomly over top; pull knife through frosting in S-shaped curves in continuous motion for marbled design.

Expert Tips

Some quick decorating tips for when you need to jazz up this family-favorite cake: Sprinkle with colorful edible decorating confetti; scatter with candy-coated peanut butter and chocolate candies; or top with chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies.

For a light, moist, well-textured cake use a creamy variety of peanut butter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
310 mg
310 %;
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
36 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.