Gold Rush Peanut Butter Cake

Recipe by Steve P.
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • For cake: In large mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add brown sugar.
  • Mix to blend.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter and peanut butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Pour batter into 3 well greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
  • Bake in preheated 350ºF oven until cake tests done, about 45 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack to room temperature before filling and frosting the cake.
  • For filling: Soften margarine and cream cheese at room temperature.
  • Cream together well.
  • Add powdered sugar and continue beating until creamy.
  • Add vanilla and peanut butter.
  • Spread between cooled layers.
  • For frosting: Melt margarine, brown sugar and Karo syrup in boiler, bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, add milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  • Beat until creamy.
  • Spread on top and sides of cooled cake after filling.