What’s for Dinner: Peanut Butter [with Chocolate Chips] Cake

Today, I made a peanut butter cake with [milk] chocolate chips in it, in my bundt pan. The end result? Chewy on the outside, moist on the inside… and you couldn’t exactly tell there was peanut butter in it for the picky eaters.

I liked how it turned out, but it took forever to bake: an hour and 50 minutes to be exact.

What you need [besides plenty of time]:

  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of [creamy] peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of [unsalted] butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of [milk] chocolate chips
  • Non-stick cooking spray

To put your cake together:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your [bundt] pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine your flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together, using your mixer, peanut butter and your butter [at room temperature].
  4. Next, add in your sugar and beat for about 5 minutes to make sure it is combined well.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat your mixture together until everything is well combined.
  6. Add your mixture of dry ingredients in portions, beating just until incorporated each time.
  7. Finally, stir in your chocolate chips.
  8. Pour your [thick] batter into your [bundt] pan.
  9. The total baking time? Took mine an hour and 50 minutes! At the one hour mark, I loosely covered the top of my pan with foil [to make sure the top doesn’t brown too much/burn before the inside was done]. At the 80-90 minute mark, I’d start checking on the cake by inserting a toothpick [or something like that] into the center of the cake. 
  10. Once it is baked, let the cake cool for about 15-20 minutes before flipping it out of your pan.

Update (4/1/13): As I was eating it again this morning, I realized that this is a great make-ahead breakfast cake as well! Perfect to go along with a cup of coffee or tea… or as part of a brunch!

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P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.


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