Rethinking The Classic PB&J Sandwich

You Probably Thought You’d Never Need Instructions To Make A PB&J Sandwich

Your kids are probably tired of eating Peanut Butter and Jelly every day for lunch if that’s what you’re sending them to school with. So let’s get creative and turn this boring lunchtime meal into a delectable dessert that the whole family can enjoy.Here’s what you will need for this creative DIY cooking project:

For the Cake batter:
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 eggs
1 cup milk
Cooking spray

For the Peanut Buttercream:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup berry jam, warm

Here’s how to assemble this luxurious lunchtime twist:

1. Bake the cake: Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream the butter until pale and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until combined. Add the vanilla extract, peanut butter and eggs and beat until combined. Add the dry ingredients in 2 additions, alternating with the milk. Pour the batter into a greased bread-shaped cake pan. Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
2. Make the buttercream: Cream the butter and peanut butter in a bowl until fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the confectioner’s sugar and beat for 3 minutes, then add the milk and beat until fully incorporated.
3. Put it all together: Slice the surface off the cake so that it looks like a big piece of toast. Slice the cake in half to create 2 layers. Spread the buttercream onto one layer, bringing it all the way to the edges. Spread the jam on top, bringing it to the edges as well. Top with the second layer of cake. Slice down the center to resemble a sandwich and enjoy!

Adapted from Tastemade, enjoy this, and other DIY cooking recipes, in the video above.

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