Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
A friend of ours wanted to see if we could make a peanut butter pound cake. This is posted in response to her request. :) Found on another site and then had several peanut butter loving friends try it out. :)
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 5 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup corn syrup
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 10 inch tube pan.
- In large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with milk. Pour into pan.
- Bake at 350 F until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15-30 minutes.
- Cool in pan 15 minutes on wire rack. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle cake with Peanut Butter Frosting.
- Frosting (Sometimes I make only half of this as it makes a LOT):.
- In sauce pan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup each of peanut butter and corn syrup. Stir in 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 T. milk, and 1 t. vanilla; mix until smooth.
I used Smucker's Natural peanut butter and I didn't have a bundt pan, so I thought I'd just make a 9-inch, 2-layer cake. Well, I filled those pans to the brim (hoping that pound cake wouldn't rise very much) and had enough more for 5 cupcakes. I almost overflowed the cake pans. LOL. I think less there and 12 cupcakes would have been better. But I trimmed off the extra (which was really good dipped in Kittencal's Chocolate Frosting/Icing) and had a cute little cake. There was only enough (peanut butter) frosting to coat the tops of the layers, which was okay. I sprinkled some dry-roasted peanuts on top for decoration. I got many compliments on the cake! Reviewed for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag.
This cake is so moist and has the perfect amount of peanut butter in it!! Its so good!!
I made these into cupcakes as well today with great results. This recipe produces a perfect peanut buttery cake that is extremly tasty. I baked these for about 10 minutes since I made them in mini muffins pans. This made the perfect bit sized treat for me! I topped them with a mixture of the frosting posted here and a chocolate butter cream on the others for those who did not want such an intense peanutty cake.