Family Favorite Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Contributed By: Parker


1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. In a large saucepan, bring peanut butter, butter and water just to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat; stir in the flour, sugar, buttermilk, applesauce, eggs, baking powder, vanilla, salt and baking soda until smooth.
2. Pour into a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
3. In a small saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter over medium heat; add milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over warm cake. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate leftovers.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
YIELD: 24 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 220 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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