Peanut Butter Jelly Cake

It's back to school time. I know because there have been about 1 million Target commercials telling me it's time to buy school supplies. 

My sweet boy will be going to "big boy school" a couple days a week. I will write more on this later, but he started this summer and it has been like night and day with his vocabulary and social skills. 

Back to school reminds me of school lunches. Which reminds me of my favorite childhood lunch- PB&J. This of course led me to bake a cake. 

I present you with the PB&J cake! I came up with it Sunday. (It's just an excuse to eat cake, right??) You will notice the cake is the same basic recipe from this recipe I made last week. 

What you'll need:

1 1/2 cups AP flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

1 cup lowfat yogurt

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp strawberry preserves (or your favorite flavor jam or jelly)

1/2 cup oil



1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used natural and it turned out just fine)

3 cups confectioners sugar

2 tbsp milk

1/2 cup butter melted


Combine your first four dry ingredients. It works best if you sift them together. But if you don't have a sifter you can whisk them!

Then combine your next five wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 

Then combine your wet and dry ingredients. I used a bunt pan and baked at 350 for 35 minutes. 

Next, combine your peanut butter, milk, confectioners sugar and butter and whisk to perfection. I used a wooden spoon, but I'd highly recommend using your mixer for a smoother consistency. 

When your cake cools ice and enjoy. It's really good if it's a little warm. 


For more great ideas visit Betsy at Romance on a Dime for Take it On Tuesday

What fun baking have you done this week?