Peanut Butter Snack Cake

Getting my family around the table for dinner is usually not too terribly difficult, it’s the keeping them there longer than five minutes that’s tricky.
Peanut Butter Snack Cake is worth hanging out at the table a little while longer for!!

Peanut Butter Snack CakeRecently someone asked me what the hardest part about family meal time is.  My knee jerk reaction was to say “getting us to the table is the hardest part” but that’s not really true.  The hardest part is keeping us there,  lingering, and not rushing off to our perspective corners.   I’ve found if I tease them with some dessert before dinner, they stick around longer!

Peanut Butter Snack CakeAnd then of course the longer you sit the more one talks, and then you start eating moist and delicious peanut butter cake and before you know it, our family has been around the table together for a whopping 30 minutes!

What's the most challenging part of meal time for you?


Peanut Butter Snack CakeThis recipe was given to me by a friend and relative…I guess you could say it’s a family recipe.  It’s been made for weddings, birthdays, picnics, and after school snacks.  It’s definitely a family favorite!  I realize not everyone can eat peanut butter, if you are that person I have another delectable cake for you to try (another old family favorite).  One of the best thing about both of these cakes is that they stay moist for days.  I usually pack the leftovers in my kiddos lunches, it’s so dense and moist there’s no need for a fork, you can pick it right up with your fingers without any crumbling!



One of my favorite quotes ever:

“I can’t imagine life without a table between us. ”  from Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

This is how I feel about my family everyday.  I can’t wait to get them around the table, and when it doesn’t happen the day just doesn’t seem complete.  I hope you’re able to get your family around the table this weekend.  Make this cake and they are sure to come running!

Much Love, Sheila


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  1. 1

    My family will say the problem is me. “It takes you FOREVER to eat!” has been hear more than I care to admit. When I had teenagers the rule was nobody could leave while someone was still eating. It was always me. The other rule was no dessert until everyone was ready for dessert. I have a lot to answer for, I know. I still eat slowly.

    Maybe if I had this cake to look at during dinner I’d be faster.
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    I love recipes like this. A quick little cake you can bake up when you have a house full, which I happen to have right now! Looks wonderful.
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