Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.




Romano's Reese's Peanut Butter Cake

Source: San Antonio Express News

List of Ingredients

3/4 c Unsalted butter
3/4 c Creamy style peanut butter
2 c Packed brown sugar
3 Eggs
2 c Unsifted all purpose flour
1 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 c Milk
1 ts Vanilla

Peanut Butter Filling:
1 c Cream cheese, softened
1/2 c Creamy style peanut butter

Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 c Water
4 tb Unsalted butter
1/2 c Cocoa
1 c Unsifted powdered sugar
1 ts Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9" cake pans. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar and mix to blend. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Add flour mixture to butter and peanut butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add vanilla. Pour batter into pans. Bake until cake tests done, about 45 minutes. Cool on wire rack to room temperature before frosting cake.

Prepare Peanut butter filling: Peanut Butter Filling: Cream ingredients together until light and fluffy.

Prepare Chocolate Glaze: Place water and butter in small saucepan. Bring to boil. Add cocoa, sugar and vanilla to water mixture. Mix until smooth. Spread half of Peanut Butter Filling over tops of each cake. Chill. Spread half of warm Chocolate Glaze over peanut butter topping on each cake, using metal spatula dipped in hot water. As glaze cools, it will thicken.

NOTE: This recipe will make two 9 inch cakes or one stacked layer cake. Serves 6.

If making stacked layer cake, Peanut Butter Filling should be put between layers and on top of cake before topping it with Chocolate Glaze.

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