PBJ Sandwich Cakes

Grease and sugar 2 loaf pans using 1 T. butter and Turbino Sugar. (Turbino sugar is a coarse baking sugar).  Preheat oven to 350*.


3 c. flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. kosher salt

1 1/4 c. milk, I used 1%

2 t. vanilla

1 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter

1 stick butter at room temperature

2 c. sugar

1 c. packed brown sugar

6 eggs, at room temperature


Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl and set aside.  Combine milk and vanilla, set aside.  Cream peanut butter, butter and sugars in the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Beat at med high speed for 5 minutes, until very well combined, scraping sides as necessary.


Add the eggs to the creamed mixture, one at a time, beating well after each.  With the mixer on low speed alternate adding the flour mixture with the milk mixture just until mixed, scraping sides as needed.


Divide the batter between the loaf pans and bake for 50 minutes.  Sprinkle tops with additional Turbino sugar and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes and then at 5 minute increments until a wooden skewer inserted in the center of each comes out clean.


Allow cakes to rest in pan on racks for 20 minutes before removing.  Then allow loafs to cool completely on the racks prior to attempting to slice into 1/2" thick slices with a serrated knife.


Raspberry Jam Spread


3 c. raspberries

1/2 c. sugar

1 T. sugar

2 T. cornstarch

1 t. lemon juice


Combine raspberries, sugar and water in a saucepan over med low heat and simmer until the berries release their juices, about 20 minutes.  Remove 2 T. of the juice from the jam and whisk with 2 T. of cornstarch until smooth.  Add to the jam and cook until thickened, remove from heat, whisk in lemon juice and chill for at least 30 minutes.


Peanut Butter Frosting


3/4 c. creamy peanut butter

1 stick butter at room temperature

3 cups sifted powdered sugar

1/4 c. millk

2 t. vanilla


Beat peanut butter and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fixed with a paddle attachment on med-high speed until light and fluffy.  Add sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy.


Assembly


Slice cake into 1/2" slices.  Spread Peanut Frosting and Jam onto one slice of cake.  Top with second slice of cake.  Enjoy