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Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Peanut Butter Ganache

August 26, 2013

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Oh my Goodness…..I am not  fan of funky cakes. I don’t go in for dump cakes or weird flavors or ingredients in my cakes. I don’t want ooey gooey  frostings and I don’t want syrupy icings. I just don’t.

But last week someone posted a Peanut Butter Pound Cake on Facebook from “Slice if Life” and I knew I would be trying it.  I will admit, I was skeptical.  I don’t like to put my hopes in something that doesn’t measure up…Like when I made the Brown Sugar Pound cake and it didn’t taste like anything special. I wanted that rich caramel flavor. I was sadly disappointed.  But not today.

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Today I made the Peanut Butter Pound Cake and added a Peanut Butter Ganache icing…… Hold the Presses…if you like peanut butter you will not be disappointed! The peanut butter flavor is rich. I thought it might be a heavy cake, but no…the texture is delicate. The cake has lots of peanut butter flavor by itself, but the Peanut Butter Ganache makes it divine.

I don’t know what your schedule is for desserts in the near future, but I can tell you ~ “You have got to make this!!!”  …Just saying…

This is for the peanut butter lover in  your life…….You’re welcome.

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As you can see…it was half gone before I could grab my camera….Seriously! Everyone LOVED it!

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Peanut Butter Pound Cake with Peanut Butter Ganache

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour, all purpose
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk, whole or low fat
  • Peanut Butter Ganache ~
  • 1 cup Reece's Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped peanuts or cashews...I prefer cashews

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Prepare a large tube or bundt pan by greasing and flouring it. Set pan aside. Update: A couple people have commented that their cake overflowed while baking. This recipe makes a large cake and I used a large tube pan. Only fill your bundt/tube pan up about 3/4 full. Don't let the extra batter go to waste though, make some muffins or a small loaf.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. On medium speed, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the brown sugar and peanut butter and continue mixing. Add the eggs, one at a time. Wait until one egg is fully mixed in before adding the next one. Add vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and the milk to the creamed mixture. Alternate between the flour mixture and the milk, using about a fourth of the ingredient at a time. Always begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix completely.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 60 - 70 minutes. Start checking to see if it is done at 60 minutes using a wooden toothpick. Continue checking every 5 minutes to make sure it does not overcook. When the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then remove it from the cake pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. This recipe makes a large pound cake. I baked mine in a Bundt Cake Pan and scooped out enough batter for 6 medium cupcakes, so it wouldn't spill over in baking.
  8. Peanut Butter Ganache:
  9. Bring cream to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat immediately and add chips to cream. Stir to coat with cream and then allow to sit about 3 minutes. Stir until chips are melted and blended. Allow to cool just to room temperature. Drizzle over top of cooled cake.
  10. Garnish with nuts. Enjoy!
  11. BTW, If you have leftover ganache, you can simply roll it into one inch balls and then roll in chopped nuts and make truffles..... 🙂
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17 Comments

  • Tammy Doiel

    That looks delicious–I am definitely pinning it! I love your pin-it buttons too! They are so cool!

    August 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm Reply
    • admin

      Oh, It is!!!! Thanks…My blog designer made the buttons to go with joy to my HEART!!!! I love them, too!

      August 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply
  • Karen Richards

    Yum! I’m putting that one on my pin board to make for my husband’s birthday!

    August 26, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply
    • admin

      If he likes Peanut Butter he is going to love it! Thanks!

      August 26, 2013 at 8:50 pm Reply
  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    THIS is sooooo drool worthy! I cannot contain myself over here!

    August 27, 2013 at 11:50 pm Reply
    • admin

      You will love it…I’m making another one this weekend!!! 🙂

      August 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm Reply
  • Francene Stanley

    Sounds delicious. I love peanut butter. Have you ever tried it with banana in a sandwich? Heaven.

    August 28, 2013 at 5:34 am Reply
    • admin

      I love peanut butter, too!!! Yes, I have….yummm.

      August 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm Reply
  • Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    I’m SO on a diet, but I’m allowed to have peanuts, and you just invoked a snacking fit LOL That looks SO good!!!

    August 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply
    • admin

      Thank you…well, I told my husband, who is trying to stay off carbs, that it has lots of protein in it…Butter, eggs and peanut butter.. if that makes you feel better… 🙂

      August 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Leslie

    Well, there goes any hope of weight loss next week! This sounds truly delicious!

    August 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm Reply
    • admin

      It is…but I don’t think it’s fattening…;)

      August 28, 2013 at 11:07 pm Reply
  • Erin Bassett

    Ohmygoodness! This sounds SO good! Thanks for sharing the recipes, I can’t wait to try a dairy free version of this.

    August 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm Reply
  • Esther

    Oh my goodness. That looks sinful! But delish!

    September 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm Reply
    • admin

      It is very good, Esther! Try it!

      September 1, 2013 at 10:28 pm Reply
  • Nuccia

    Man…this looks delicious! I’m gonna attempt to make it this week….wish me luck! I hope it looks half as good as the pic 😀

    September 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm Reply
    • admin

      Oh, I’m with you on that. I was just thinking, I need to make it this weekend!!! Think I will tomorrow morning ….for Sunday dinner 🙂

      September 14, 2013 at 8:13 pm Reply

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