Chocolate Chip- Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

It’s Chocolate Chip Week here on the Recipe Girl blog. It’s not official or anything, but since pretty much everything tastes better with chocolate chips added to it, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite chocolate chip treats with you. First up is a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake.

The cake is solidly a peanut butter cake , and it’s dotted with milk chocolate chips throughout.

Of course you must douse any sort of cake like this with a decadent glaze. This one is a peanut butter glaze…

…topped with chocolate chips, of course.

You know what the best thing about pound cakes is? That drizzle down the sides. I love to watch the drizzle. I love the word drizzle. Drizzle, drizzle, drizzle.

This cake is definitely a pound cake… it’s dense and wonderful and lovely to slice and have with a cup of tea… or coffee… or a big jug ‘o milk. If you’re looking for a light and fluffy peanut butter cake, this isn’t for you. But if you’re a chocolate-peanut butter lover like me, you’re likely to think this recipe is a keeper. More chocolate chip recipes to come…

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake w/ Peanut Butter Glaze

Yield: 12 to 14 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 1 hr, 20 min

A dense and wonderful slice of cake to have with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients:

CAKE:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter (don't use natural)
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3 cups granulated white sugar
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

GLAZE:
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 10-cup tube pan generously with nonstick spray (I like the Pam Baking Spray).

2. Prepare cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together peanut butter and butter. Add sugar and beat an additional 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add dry ingredients a little at a time, beating just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Scrape batter into prepared tube pan. Tap it a couple of times on the counter to shake out any hidden air pockets.

2. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, checking on the cake at 1 hour to make sure it's not browning too quickly on top. If browning too quickly, just place a piece of foil loosely over the top of the pan. When a toothpick is inserted into the center of the cake and comes out clean, your cake is done. Let cool for 20 minutes, then flip it onto a rack or platter and let it cool completely.

3. Prepare glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cooled cake, letting it drizzle down the sides. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. The glaze will set eventually- if you'd like to quicken the setting process, just place it into the refrigerator for a bit.

Tips:

*Might be nice to chop a bunch of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and swirl those into the cake instead of the chocolate chips. Then you can add chunks on top as well!

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Peter Pan Peanut Butter)

Other Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake recipes on the blogs:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake by Sassy Radish
Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake by Almost Bourdain
Chocolate Layered Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cake by Picky Palate
Chocolate- Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake by Brown Eyed Baker
Peanut Butter Cup Flourless Cake (gluten free) by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody