In the interest of not losing this,

Normally, I am a pretty organized person... under all the clutter. No, maybe I should say it this way; I like being organized, but at this point, often find things not very organized. My recipes are a perfect example. All of my recipes are together, but the ones that are not part of a book are just a pile of loose papers in the cupboard. There are a lot of loose papers.

Today, I wanted to make one of my favorite cakes, Jessie's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake. This is a friend's recipe. I think it actually originated with her mother-in-law. Anyhow, I couldn't find it. I had a small panic and dug through the papers again. Not there. Finally, I pulled out some of the books and there is was stuck in the back. The cake is cooling as I type.

Instead fixing the real problem, and organizing the loose recipes, I thought, "I should put this on my blog. Then if I can't find the paper again, I will be able to find it on my blog. Oh yeah, and maybe some other people might like the recipe too." So, in the interest of me not losing this recipe, here it is.

Jessie's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
The Cake
2 C sugar
1/2 C butter
2 C flour
3 TB cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 C water
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 C oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C buttermilk

Mix sugar, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs
Bring water, oil, butter, and cocoa to a boil. Add baking soda, vanilla, and buttermilk.
Mix with dry ingredients. Pour into greased 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 F 25-30 minutes. Allow cake to cool.

The Frosting
1/2 C peanut butter
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
2 TB butter
1/2 C milk
6 oz chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
2 TB corn syrup

While stirring, slowly heat peanut butter, butter, and chocolate chips until melted. Add remaining ingredients and frost cooled cake.

Now, I will always know where to find this recipe. Maybe you will enjoy it too!

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