Sunday, June 22, 2008

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake

For the bottom layer of the wedding cake I was making for the BBQ I decide to make a 9 inch size checkerboard cake from scratch. But since I felt like I wasn't going to be able to make everything from scratch I decided to make the top layer from a box mix. Since it was only a 6 inch layer I had all this extra batter left over. What to do, what to do?!? I have been looking a cake recipes with peanut butter and came across one for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake. The reason for my search is because Peanut Butter Boy is having another contest. This time for Cup(cake).

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 cup milk
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 eggs
2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and lightly flour a 12-cup bundt pan or fluted tube pan; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, with electric mixer at low speed, beat cake mix, milk, 1/2 cup Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter and eggs until blended, about 1 minute. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes, scraping sides occasionally. Stir in 1 cup chocolate. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. On wire rack, cool 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, for icing, in medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave remaining 1 cup chocolate with 1/4 cup Peanut Butter at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate is melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake and sprinkle, if desired, with chopped peanuts.
My Review: I love simple recipes. I didn't follow this recipe to the T, because I was making the top layer, so instead followed the recipe on the box. But my insperation came from this recipe. All I did was just add some peanut butter and chocolate chips to the left over batter and Wa-la. I brought it to work and everyone loved it. Next time I'll follow the recipe above and might even try it with chocolate cake mix instead. Enjoy!


Nick said...

Hmm, good thing I didn't see this before I made my cupcakes, I may have stolen your recipe! I love pound cake and speaking of which I think we need some for our 4th of July party. Perfect!

Beth M said...

I was looking for a recipe with what I had on hand, and this was it. I like the cake, but when I mixed the PB and the chips at the end for a frosting it sort of burnt and turned into a powdery. Too me, it still tastes a lot like the yellow cake mix, so I think chocolate would be a nice alternate.


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