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. It bakes a long time in the oven, so the exterior of the cake is crisp and crusty. 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…
Here are a few more Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter recipes you might like to try:
- Reeses Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Sea Salt
- Peanut Butter Pancakes with Chocolate Chips
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound 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 (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups granulated white sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 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 miniature chocolate chips
PREPARE THE CAKE:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 10-cup tube pan generously with nonstick spray (I like the Pam Baking Spray).
- 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.
- Bake 1 hour and 20 to 30 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.
PREPARE THE 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.
- This pound cake is very dense and turns out a crispy exterior crust. Use a serrated knife to cut slices.
- *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!