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Eggless Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

This moist and tender Eggless Peanut Butter Sheet Cake boasts the rich and creamy essence of peanut butter, weaving a nutty and nostalgic note throughout every bite. The best part is you don't even need eggs to bake this delicious cake and you won't even miss them!

If you're looking for more eggless cake recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Eggless Strawberry Banana Snack Cake, Eggless Birthday Cake, or my Eggless Chocolate Caramel Cake Balls.

eggless peanut butter sheet cake

For some reason, fall always makes me think of peanut butter. It's very nostalgic for this time of year for me. And it probably has something to do with back to school when I was a kid, as peanut butter sandwiches were frequently on the menu for lunch. So, whenever fall comes, I always crave peanut butter more!

So today I have an eggless sheet cake recipe that you guys will love! This recipe for peanut butter sheet cake is peanut butter all the way — peanut butter cake, peanut butter frosting, and roasted and salted peanuts on top. Nothing satisfies my peanut butter craving like this Eggless Peanut Butter Sheet Cake!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Eggless: This eggless sheet cake recipe does not require eggs, or any unique ingredients. I use applesauce and peanut butter in place of eggs in this recipe. The applesauce helps make the cake light and fluffy. And the peanut butter helps bind it together, while also providing this Eggless Peanut Butter Sheet Cake with a salty peanut butter flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweet peanut butter buttercream.

Sheet Cake: I love making sheet cakes as they are so simple. If you have a larger crowd, then a simple sheet cake is the way to go! You can cut this into larger squares or even smaller ones, depending on how many people you have.

Peanut Butter Bliss: This eggless sheet cake recipe will take you to peanut butter bliss. If you were a fan of Nutter Butter Cookies growing up, this cake is basically a Nutter Butter Cake that's made with organic ingredients!

eggless peanut butter sheet cake

Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Organic Applesauce

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Roasted & Salted Peanuts

eggless peanut butter sheet cake

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

9 x 13-inch USA Pan

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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eggless peanut butter sheet cake

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract and mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks.

Add the milk, applesauce, and peanut butter and mix on low until combined.

Add the cake flour, baking powder, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low until a smooth batter forms. Transfer to the prepared baking pan.

Step 3

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pan. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 4

To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.

Step 5

Spread frosting over the top of the cake and sprinkle peanuts on top.

eggless peanut butter sheet cake

Baker's Tips

  • Make sure your butter is soft. When cakes call for soft butter, it's truly needed. I like to leave butter out on the counter overnight to soften naturally as I feel it gives it the best consistency. But, as the weather starts to get colder, you may have to microwave it. Only microwave 10 seconds per ½ cup, otherwise portions of the butter can melt.
  • Use room temperature applesauce and milk as this will prevent your butter from clumping up. Since you already used soft butter and creamed the butter and sugar together, the milk and applesauce should be room temperature so it easily mixes in. This is going to help give your cake the best texture and crumb. If you use cold ingredients here, and the butter clumps, then that can leave your cake with an undesirable texture.
  • Use high quality organic peanut butter! This is a peanut butter cake – all peanut butter. So this ingredient really matters. There are so many peanut butters that are different in flavor, so make sure to find one that you like best. I like to buy organic peanut butter that only has two ingredients: peanuts and salt. My two favorite options are Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter and Smuckers Organic Peanut Butter. They have the absolute best flavor, in my opinion.
  • Allow your cake to cool completely before frosting it. I know this can be difficult, but it's truly necessary so the buttercream doesn't melt.
  • Make sure to use roasted and salted peanuts for the topping. These bring more flavor and salt to the finished cake, so that's why it's important. Raw peanuts will not be the same here.
  • Make sure to store this in an airtight container so it stays fresh for days. This is an amazing snack cake to take with you anywhere!

FAQ's

Can I make a smaller version of this cake?

Yes, if you want a smaller cake, you can half the recipe and make this in a 8×8-inch baking pan. You'll want to bake it for a few minutes less and test to make sure it's done.

Can I use unsalted butter?

Yes, just add ¼ teaspoon of salt to the recipe.

How do you store sheet cake?

Be sure to store in an airtight container. You can keep extra slices under a cake dome or in a tupperware.

Can I use crunchy peanut butter?

You can, but the texture of the cake and frosting won't be smooth if you do this. I wouldn't recommend it for the cake, but if you really want to use it for the frosting, then you'll just have little bits of peanuts in the frosting which would be good.

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eggless peanut butter sheet cake

Eggless Peanut Butter Sheet Cake

Mimi Council
This simple eggless sheet cake recipe is peanut butter bliss! No eggs, no problem. This Eggless Peanut Butter Sheet Cake is perfect for any party.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 12 servings
Calories 701 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Frosting

Topping

  • roasted & salted peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract and mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks.
  • Add the milk, applesauce, and peanut butter and mix on low until combined.
  • Add the cake flour, baking powder, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low until a smooth batter forms. Transfer to the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pan.
  • To make the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the powdered sugar, butter, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and then speed mixer up to high for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.
  • Spread frosting over the top of the cake and sprinkle peanuts on top.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

Gluten Free — Replace the cake flour with 269 grams (1 ¾ cups) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 701kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 7gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 532mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 69gVitamin A: 979IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Denise Casner

    I have been told that at 8500 ft. I should never use cake flour – it is not strong enough to hold the rise. Also, I wonder about reducing the amt of leavening to 1/4 tsp at my altitude? What are your thoughts?

    • mimibakescookies

      Hi Denise! I’m so sorry someone told you that, as that’s not true at all! I am at 8,000 feet where I made this cake last week. I do not believe you need to reduce the leavening and I think you should try this recipe as is. I have people who live at 9,000-10,000 feet make my cakes without issues. I’m always happy to help troubleshoot if you do have a problem, feel free to email me at hello@mimibakesphotos.com. I’d love to hear how it turns out! Happy baking!

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