If you like peanut butter, you will like this cake because it’s full of peanut flavour. It’s a very easy cake to make. I added condensed milk to the peanut butter to make it even more special. If you love condensed milk like me, you can save a lot of money by making it yourself at home. Click on How To Make Condensed Milk. It’s quite thick which I like. But if you like it runny, use less milk powder.
This cake is very simple and easy to make. I showed a friend how to make it. She badly wanted to learn how to bake cakes….any cake. She had tried a few types of cakes but felt very disappointed with the result. I agreed to teach her a simple peanut butter swirl cake because she loves peanuts. She was very surprised that it was so easy to make. She liked it very much. I’m really glad that it came out successful. This is my first baking lesson for an adult friend.
I used to teach my children when when they were young and also friend’s kids how to bake cakes. I remember those fun times teaching kids Maths while teaching them to bake, like addition, subtraction and fractions when using cups and spoons and also reading the weighing scales. I also teach them about approximation. The kids always enjoyed it, especially if there are more than one because everyone would be fighting to answer my Maths questions. And then when the cake was cooked, it just disappeared within minutes! What joy!
Here is my Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Cake recipe. You can use smooth peanut butter too if you don’t like the peanut bits.
1 & 1/2C sugar
2 & 1/2C self-raising flour
1C desiccated coconut
Beat butter and sugar until light. Add eggs and continue to beat, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, desiccated coconut and milk. Mix well.
340g crunchy peanut butter
1/2C condensed milk
Mix Ingredients B until well mixed.
Pour mixture of Ingredients A into a paper lined shallow tin. Smoothen the surface. Scoop the peanut butter mixture onto the batter.
Use a fork and make waving lines through the peanut butter mixture and cake batter. It’s not necessary to smoothen it out. It will smoothen out as it bakes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. If you use a deep baking tin, it will take much longer.
This easy peanut butter swirl cake is great as a dessert for anytime. I enjoyed it with a cup of tea.
Quote of the day……
“Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.”
- Theodore T. Hunger