My sweet, dear friend Amanda (wife of Jordan from the last post) sends me recipes regularly. When this one showed up in my inbox I immediately printed it, and went to work.
It helped that it was Monday afternoon and I knew I could get rid of it at playgroup the next day.
Yes, I have an obsession with PB and chocolate. 80% of the desserts I star/save are pb and chocolate.
I undercooked this one a bit and it sunk in a little, but it was still amazing! (seems even after almost 2 years I still don’t have my oven down!)
Recipe was adapted from RecipeGirl
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 butter, at room temperature
3 cups granulated white sugar
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease a tube pan ( I used Wilton Cake Release)
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
In mixer, cream together peanut butter and butter.
Add dry ingredients a little at a time, beating just until incorporated.
Tap it a couple of times on the counter to shake out any hidden air pockets and get the batter level
Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.
After an hour, check on the cake and make sure it isn’t browning too much- if it is, loosely cover with foil
Let cool for 20 mins and then remove from pan and let cool completely.
1 1/2 cups (sifted) powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter ( I actually ran out of creamy, so I used natural chunky and it was fine)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini- chocolate chip
The glaze will set eventually, I let it set over night, but you could speed it up in the fridge.
This was rich and yummy and certainly will be made again.