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Peanut Butter Tandy Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Need comfort food? Peanut Butter Tandy Cake will make it all better! A soft, butter-y sheet cake is topped with peanut butter and milk chocolate ganache.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, kandy cake, kandy kake, peanut butter, tandy cake, tastykake
Servings: 12
Calories: 597 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Lightly mist a 9 by 9-inch pan with non-stick spray, and line the bottom with a square cut from parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (3 to 5 minutes).
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula after each addition.
  4. Add the flour and salt, and mix on medium-low speed until just barely combined.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract, and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.  Cool completely.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, stir the peanut butter and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  8. Spread the mixture in an even layer, over the top of the cooled cake.
  9. Place the cream in a large liquid measuring cup.
  10. Add the chocolate, and microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring, until the ganache is smooth.
  11. Pour over the cake, smoothing with an offset spatula as needed.
Recipe Notes

*I like to use cake flour because it produces a lighter, more tender cake.  My favorite brands are Swan's Down and Softasilk, both of which can be found in the baking aisle of a regular supermarket.  If you do not want to purchase cake flour, you can try these substitutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Tandy Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.