Spice Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting may sound like an odd combination but trust me, this cake is absolutely delicious. It's one of my favorite cakes of all time. | HostessAtHeart.com
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Spice Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Spice Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting is tender and delicious.  This easy cake is filled with a mound of sweet creamy peanut butter frosting.  This combination is a match made in culinary heaven.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 15 people
Author Julie Menghini


Cake Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 3 eggs room temperature

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy style
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans or one 13x9 pan. Line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in the bowl of an electric stand mixer.
  • Add brown sugar, shortening (or butter), and buttermilk. Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 eggs and beat 2 more minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes for round pans or 30 to 40 minutes in a 13x9 pan or until cake tests done. Allow round pans to cool at least 15 minutes. Run a knife around the perimeter of the pans and turn onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, combine sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Blend until creamy. Add cream and beat on high until light and smooth.


Covered cake can be stored at room temperature for 3 days.
Peanut Butter Icing featured by Ina Garten on The Food Network


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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