Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I found this recipe in the back of a Penzeys spice catalog, and it looked really good!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- DO NOT preheat the oven.
- Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the peanut butter. Add the sugar and beat until light in color.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla.
- In a smaller bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into the cake pan, and place in the cold oven.
- Set the oven temperature to 375 degrees F, and bake about 1 hour 35 minutes (check after 1 hour 10 minutes, as all ovens are different), or until a tester comes out clean.
- When it is done baking, let the cake cool in the pan for 30 minutes before turning out on a rack to cool completely.
- For the icing:.
- Place the chocolate chips in a small mixing bowl.
- Heat the cream in a heavy saucepan, until boiling. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until creamy and smooth.
- Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Brush any loose crumbs from the cake. Place the cooling rack on a wax paper or parchment-lined baking sheet to catch any drips.
- Pour the icing evenly over the cake, allowing it to cascade down the sides and cover the cake.
- Move the cake rack to another lined baking sheet, scrape the drips from the used baking sheet, reheat the chocolate, and pour over the cake.