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Take Me to a Picnic Cake

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“This is a simple, delicious cake with a peanut butter frosting. Perfect for a child's birthday party.”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 by 1 inch jelly roll pan.
  3. In medium saucepan, combine water, butter, and cocoa. Cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils. Boil one miunte. Remove from heat; set aside.
  4. In large mixer bowl, stir together sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add eggs and sour cream; beat until blended. Add cocoa mixture; beat until just blended. Batter will be thin.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minute.
  6. Cool cake in pan on wire rack.
  7. Peanut butter chip frosting:
  8. In medium saucepan, combine butter, milk and peanut butter chips. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  9. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  10. In small mixer bowl, place powdered sugar. Gradually add cip mixture, beating until well blended. Makes about 2 cups frosting.
  11. Then spread icing over the top of cooled cake.

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