Peanut Butter Cake ~ A doctored up Gluten Free Cake Mix Recipe

Peanut Butter fans, this recipe is for you!!  If you are the person who's favorite candy bar is the PB cups, you may have to make this cake!!

The inspiration for this cake was one of those Facebook food videos that get passed around.  You know the ones right? It's just music and the ingredient typed out  as they show you do each step.  Some crock pot peanut butter cake.  We LOVE Peanut butter in our house. It's not Paleo, some of you may know that we follow that life style.  I guess you can say 80% now because cakes like this keep popping up in our kitchen... LOL!!  So fire us from the hard core group!!  On that note, as soon as I go 100% paleo I notice the fat from my belly immediately melts off (like in a quick way).  I bet this could be made Paleo.  I'll have to think on that....

Getting back to the cake.  This Peanut Butter Cake recipe is another addition to the collection of cake mix recipes I have on how to doctor up a Gluten Free Cake Mix.

1 17 oz. Pillsbury Gluten Free Classic Yellow cake mix
1/3 cup of Butter, softened
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut butter
3 eggs
1 cup Water

3 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Butter, softened
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1 cup Powdered Sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray Olive or Coconut Oil onto two 8-inch baking pans or an 8x11x2 glass dish.

  • In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and softened butter.  Mix until combined.
  • Add eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated.
  • Next, add the cake mix and water.
  • Whip batter for 3 minutes until fully incorporated. 
  • Pour equally into two greased 8-inch round baking pans or your 8x11 dish. 
  • Bake at 350° for about 32-35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean. 
  • Remove to wire racks to cool completely while you make the frosting.
  • Add Peanut butter, butter, cream and sugar to a bowl.
  • Whip (adding a drop or two more milk as necessary) until the consistency of frosting.

Notes: I have migrated from the Betty Crocker Gluten Free cake mixes to Pillsbury.  I like Pillsbury better.  Its not grainy like BC was.  It also is a bigger mix size which I also like.  And the real plus, you can get two 8" layers out of one box.  As an alternate I like the 11x8 for a sheet cake pan because the cake is taller in that pan.  You can use the standard 13x9 as the box suggests.  its just a thinner cake size is all.

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