Recipes and Cooking PB & J Layer Cake Be the first to rate & review! If you're a PB & J lover, this stunning layer cake was made just for you! Serve this decadent dessert as a birthday cake, or bring it to any occasion calling for a special treat. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 17, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 45 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup creamy peanut butter 2 cup granulated sugar 3 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoon vanilla 1 ¼ cup milk ¾ cup jam or jelly (any flavor) 1 recipe Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter ¼ cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 6 cup powdered sugar Milk Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium until combined. Scrape bowl; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beating on low after each addition just until combined. Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans 15 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool on wire racks. Place one cake layer on a platter. Spread with 1/4 cup jam. Top with second layer, spread with 1/4 cup jam, and top with the third layer. Frost top and sides with Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting. Microwave remaining jam until smooth and thin enough to drizzle, stirring as needed. Drizzle melted jam over cake. Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, peanut butter, butter, and vanilla with a mixer on medium until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in enough milk (2 to 3 Tbsp.) to reach spreading consistency. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 651 Calories 25g Fat 102g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 651 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 74mg 25% Sodium 386mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 102g 37% Total Sugars 80g Protein 9g Vitamin C 1.4mg 7% Calcium 113mg 9% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 204mg 4% Folate, total 60.7mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.