Introduction: PB&J Sandwich Cake!

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches are classic... but now it's time to take them to the next level! By following these steps, you will be able to make an old favorite, but this time it's a cake! This sandwich looks so realistic yet is absolutely delicious, and a dessert!

To make the PB&J Sandwich cake, you will need:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable Shortening
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly

Step 1: Setup for Making the Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and get out your ingredients.

For this part, you will need:

  • 0.5 lbs or 2 sticks of butter and a little extra to butter the pan
  • 0.5 cups vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 0.5 tsp fine salt
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Step 2: Sugar, Butter & Shortening

Measure out the vegetable shortening and butter. Beat in an electric mixer until smooth. Then, slowly add in sugar while mixing.

Step 3: Eggs

Add the eggs, one at a time, into the mixer. Beat the mixture after each addition.

Step 4: Whisking the Mixture

Pour the batter into a separate bowl. Whisk until well combined. Then, put the mixture back into the electric mixer's bowl.

Step 5: Finishing Up the Batter

Add both the milk and half of the flour into the mixture. Mix until smooth. Next, add the remainder of the flour, the baking powder, and the salt, as well as the vanilla. Beat again.

Step 6: Transferring the Batter Into a Pan

Butter a pound cake pan (it is totally fine if you use a cake pan instead). Pour the batter into the pan and get ready to bake!

Step 7: Baking Your Cake

Bake for 1 - 1.5 hrs at 350 degrees. To see if your cake is done, poke a toothpick in and test to see whether the toothpick comes out clean.

Step 8: Cooling Your Cake

Cool completely.

Step 9: Removing the Cake From the Pan

Take a spatula and scrape the sides of the pan to ensure that the cake comes out cleanly. Flip the cake over and tap the bottom of the pan until the cake comes out.

Step 10: Setup for Assembling the Sandwich

For this part, you will need:

  • Your cake
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam/Jelly

Step 11: Slicing the Cake

As shown in the picture, cut your cake into pieces about 1 - 1.5 inches thick. They should be about the same size as slices of bread.

Step 12: Putting Your Sandwich Together

Take two pieces of cake and set the rest aside. Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on one slice. On the other slice, add lots of jelly. Put the pieces together so that the jelly and peanut butter touch.

Step 13: Finishing Touches

Put your "sandwich" on a plate. You are now ready to enjoy the most delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever!

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