Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Best peanut butter recipes

Our best ever sweet and savoury peanut butter recipes will help use up the unloved jar of peanut butter in the back of your cupboard - try cookies, cakes, curries and noodles

Want to make peanut butter cookies? Looking for a peanut butter brownies recipe? We always seem to have a jar of peanut butter in the store cupboard, so give it some love and make one of our epic peanut butter recipes.


Our sweet peanut butter recipes add a salty hit to baking and desserts. Our peanut butter layer cake is great for a special occasion, and our chocolate, peanut butter and banana self-saucing pudding is perfect for feeding a crowd. If you’re a fan of the classic peanut butter and jelly combo, we have recipes for scones, terrine and thumbprint cookies.

You can also use peanut butter to create savoury dishes such as rich and creamy curries and noodles.

Sweet peanut butter recipes

PBJ blondies

Buttery, nutty and incredibly moreish, these next-level blondies will be a hit with the whole family.

Peanut Butter Blondie Recipe

Peanut butter cookies

Nutty, buttery and quick to make, these crisp cookies are great for baking with kids.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

PBJ cheesecake

Need a quick dessert to impress guests at your next dinner party? Make this simple no-bake cheesecake with smooth peanut butter and swirls of raspberry jam.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Recipe

Peanut butter drizzle pancakes

Covered in a vibrant array of summer fruits and a lip-smacking peanut butter sauce, these light and fluffy pancakes from food writer John Gregory-Smith make a fabulous brunch for two, or dessert for four.

Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe

Easy banana bread with peanut butter frosting

It’s hard to improve on a classic banana bread, but we think the peanut butter icing addition just edges it! A real nutty twist on everyone’s favourite. Serve with your freshly brewed morning coffee.

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Peanut butter and jelly scones

Peanut butter and jelly is a classic American flavour combination. This combined with an English classic to make peanut butter and jelly scones is sure to be a new favourite. Perfect your scone skills with our expert scones recipes.

Peanut Butter Scones With Jam

Peanut butter cookies

Our peanut butter thumbprint cookies use the classic peanut butter and jam (or jelly) combination in a fun new way. They’re best eaten the day they’re made.

Chocolate and peanut butter snack cakes

Impress your friends and family with these fun and quirky chocolate snack cakes with peanut butter. These individual mini cakes may take a bit of time to make, but they’re well worth the wait. Plus, keep them in an airtight container, and they’ll last for up to 3 days.

Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter brownies

This is the best peanut butter brownies recipe, as they are super fudgy and indulgent. Our easy decadent brownies are the ideal dinner party treat to serve with coffee, or an indulgent afternoon snack.

Peanut butter brownies

Peanut butter cake

Our peanut butter layer cake is a little effort to make but looks stunning and will satisfy the fussiest peanut butter fiends. If you get addicted to layers, try our other layer cake recipes here.

Peanut butter and banana self-saucing pudding

This chocolate self-saucing pudding, also known as surprise pudding, uses smooth peanut butter and banana to create this deliciously rich cake. Serve with some vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Peanut butter and banana self saucing pudding

Chocolate, peanut butter and jam terrine

This cake by Hannah Miles is the ultimate in kitsch. Drizzle the ganache on top so that the pretty striped layers of peanut butter and jam show through.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter And Jam Terrine Recipe

Peanut butter cookies

Try our easy peanut butter cookies recipe. Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combo, so we’ve created the best peanut butter cookies with extra chocolate.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Peanut butter ice cream with salted caramel

This luxurious frozen pud combines two of the trendiest new flavours on dessert menus: smooth peanut butter and the delicious sweet and salty combo of salted caramel.

Peanut butter pretzel truffles

So much nutty, crunchy, chocolatey goodness rolled into one bite-sized truffle. We love giving edible gifts for special occasions, and these truffles make lovely Christmas gifts, birthday or Valentine’s Day treats.

Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe Peanut Butter Truffles Recipe boxed up and ready to be gifted

Peanut butter, chocolate and pretzel tart 

We love the combo of salted pretzels and chocolate. Made with an easy crushed pretzel base, choc filling and peanut butter topping this recipe is from Manuka Kitchen in Fulham, London.

Salted peanut butter caramel parfait

Salted caramel is a very trendy ingredient on restaurant menus. This silky frozen ice-cream parfait adds peanut butter into the mix for a really indulgent pudding.

Savoury peanut butter recipes

Thai-style peanut noodle salad with herbs and watermelon

Ready in 20 minutes, this vibrant vegan salad is packed with juicy watermelon and crunchy peanuts.

Thai Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe with Watermelon and Herbs

Gado gado fried rice

This Indonesian salad of vegetables and boiled eggs in a rich peanut dressing is bulked up here with spicy fried rice.

Gado Gado Salad Recipe with Fried Rice

Coconut, aubergine and peanut butter curry

This creamy coconut and peanut aubergine curry is vegetarian, under 300 calories and ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting meal to make midweek. For more vegetarian curry inspiration, click here.


Check out this traditional South American breakfast recipe from Ecuador. This easy recipe is packed with plenty of flavour and will make for a great weekend brunch with friends.

Tigrillo Recipe with Green Plantains

West African-style curry with chicken and sweet potato

Inspired by the peanut-based curries of West African cooking, this recipe is a simplified version, using peanut butter as a quick shortcut. It also freezes really well if you fancy making a double batch.

African Chicken Curry Recipe With Sweet Potato and Peanuts

Steamed aubergines with peanut dressing

Check out this quick and easy aubergine with punchy peanut dressing using peanut butter. Serve this super simple vegan recipe under 100 calories for a delicious hot or cold side dish.

Aubergines with Peanut Dressing Recipe

Broccoli and peanut soba noodles

Our recipe for broccoli and peanut soba noodles is really easy to make and ready in 20 minutes or less. The fresh greens are a great combination with the noodles while the roasted peanuts adds a crunchy texture to the dish.

Soba Noodle Recipe with Broccoli and Peanuts