Peanut Butter Jello Cake

This is a new idea I tried for a friends birthday, which turned out surprisingly well!  Warning – this recipe is for peanut butter lovers only!  However, it’s (almost) as good if you take out the peanut butter and have regular jello cake.

Cake ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp b powder
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs

Jello & topping ingredients:

  • 1 cup fruit topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 box jello mix (I used strawberry banana)
  • Plenty of whipped cream

Preheat your oven to 375.  I always mix dry ingredients first, so stir your flour, 1 cup of sugar, and baking powder with a spoon.  Next add in your vanilla and your eggs.  Make sure it’s creamy and fully blended, then add your peanut butter.  Pour your batter in the pan and let cook for 35 minutes.

While your cake is cooking turn to your attention to the topping.  In a clean bowl mix your vanilla, water, and sugar, then add a 3oz box of jello powder.  Set this in the freezer to chill.  I chose strawberries for my cake but you can use anything – my mom has used mandarin oranges, grapes, mixed fruit, and even chocolate chips.  Cut up as many fruit pieces as you like (I used 1 cup) and set them in a separate bowl.

When your cake is finished let it cool and place it in a liquid safe container.  Take something small and round – I used the end of a kitchen utensil – and poke well spaced out holes in the cake.  If you have a thick cake try not to go all the way through.  When this is done evenly pour your watery jello solution over the cake.  If you miss some don’t fret, you can scoop up what leaks out of the cake and relocate it.

Ice your cake with however much whipped cream you prefer.  Some people like a lot, some not so much.  Fun fact – there’s less fat in a spoon of whipped cream than ice cream, so you can go crazy!  Finally, drop strawberries on top and set your masterpiece in the fridge or freezer to chill.  When the jello has solidified you know it’s done!


~ by Ashlee on May 20, 2012.

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