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The Elvis Presley Sheet Cake

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The Elvis Presley Sheet Cake is a dessert inspired by the flavors that Elvis loved, particularly the combination of banana and peanut butter. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try: Ingredients: For the Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup water 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas) For the Frosting: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 3 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For Topping: 1 cup crispy bacon, crumbled (optional) Sliced bananas (optional)

Instructions: Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 13×9-inch baking pan. Make the Cake: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a saucepan, combine the butter, oil, peanut butter, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Pour the hot peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Add this mixture to the peanut butter mixture and stir until smooth. Fold in the mashed bananas. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Make the Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, milk, and peanut butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.

Frost the Cake: Pour the warm frosting over the warm cake, spreading it evenly. Optional Toppings: If desired, sprinkle crumbled crispy bacon over the frosting and add sliced bananas on top. Cool and Serve: Allow the cake to cool before slicing and serving. The Elvis Presley Sheet Cake is a delightful treat with a unique combination of flavors. Enjoy!

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