Peanut Butter Lover’s Trifle



Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. I have three peanut butter lovers in my house…all three of my kids. For every holiday I always buy them Reese’s candy. They can’t get enough of it. So I figured for this day I would make them something  peanut buttery!

This was really good. It had a great peanut butter flavor but it wasn’t overwhelming.

Peanut Butter Lover’s Trifle



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-3/4 stick Butter
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Boiling Water

Chocolate syrup and candy garnishes

Whipped Cream:

  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 T creamy peanut butter
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 t vanilla

Make whipped cream and place in the fridge until ready to use.

Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until it is just shy of stiff. Then add the peanut butter,  the sugar, and the vanilla. Beat for another minute and it’s all ready!

Make the cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 3/4 sticks butter. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add boiling water, let the mixture bubble up for about 10 seconds, then remove from heat.

Pour the peanut butter mixture over the flour/sugar mixture and stir until halfway combined. Pour in the buttermilk mixture and stir gently until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into a sheet pan or jelly roll pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove it from the oven.  Allow to cool completely and break into chunks.

To assemble:

Place 1/2 of the cake in a trifle bowl. Drizzle some (as much as you want) chocolate syrup over the cake. Repeat one more layer. Garnish the cake with any type of peanut butter candy that you like.




Recipe sources: The Pioneer Woman and Yes, I want cake



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