I can’t think of anyone who wasn’t obsessed with the traditional peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) sandwich as a kid. We used to get so excited over the mere aspect of eating anything that has to do with peanut butter! Well, it is time we give our little obsession a little…spice. Introducing your new guilty pleasure: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake recipe.
That’s right! The best of both worlds just clashed in a swirl of sweet and salty flavors! So stick around, because this incredibly moist chocolate cake with a peanut butter glaze will earn you major credits in your peanut butter lovers’ hearts!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake
If you have read my last few posts, you would know that I am on a peanut kick with peanut recipes after my experience at the Peanut Tour last month. Well today, I bought you the best semi-homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt cake recipe.
It is always an interesting challenge turning box originated mixes into an incognito special creation. So, if you are carving a sweet chocolaty treat with a salty twist, then this rich and moist chocolate cake topped with a creamy peanut butter glaze is your best match!
Meet the Main Attraction!
Although there are no records to prove this, but it is said that the peanut plant originated in Peru or South America’s Brazil. Tribes in Peru originally used peanuts as sacrificial offerings and entombed them with mummies; while in Brazil, peanuts were grounded to make drinks. We sure came a long way!
As it seems, peanuts toured all over the world; from Brazil all the way to Asia, Africa, and North America. At first, they were grown as commercial crop just the same as oil, food, and cocoa substitute.
Now when it comes to the heavenly peanut butter creation, evidence shows that South American Inca Indians were the first to grind peanuts to make peanut butter. Version of the sweet and salty treat were developed by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and a St. Louis physician. They used peanut butter as a protein substitute for older patients who had bad teeth and couldn’t chew meat.
Fast forward to our present times, peanuts and peanut butter became an integral part of every household. Whether it is eaten as a spread, dip, embedded in recipes, or straight out of a spoon, the creamy delight never fails to leave you in bliss.
A Peanut Lover? Check These Out!
If you are a peanut lover, then I have the perfect recipes to get your taste buds tingling! Starting off with an amazing no bake dessert, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle which is an irresistible treat with a fun tweak on a classic. The second item on the list is a holiday must! If you haven’t finalized your holiday menu yet, then make sure you include some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chippers!
It is a perfect cookie recipe for Santa, and family favorite during those cozy gatherings. Since we are all about team Christmas cookies, the holiday wouldn’t be the same without a batch of the classic Peanut Butter Cookies! Finally, if you are planning on enjoying a healthier snack, yet still indulge in the sweet and salty flavor mix, then I would definitely recommend trying the all-time favorite family snack, Ants on a Log!
And there you have it, a great variety of peanut butter infused recipes to tame those cravings!
A Perfect Holiday Treat!
Tips & Tricks
Frequently Asked Questions:
It is not wise to remove your Bundt cake from the pan while it is still hot. Allow your cake to cool completely before transferring it to a wire cooling rack.
If you want your Bundt cake to turn out perfect, then make sure it doesn’t stick to the pan and ruin the picturesque presentation you are aiming for. For that reason, coat your pan with grease and flour.
If you want your Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt cake to be a little extra, then top it off with some mini chocolate chips, crushed peanuts, or sprinkles. Make sure you add your topping right after you drizzle the glaze on. If the glaze cools down and sets, it won’t hold your topping in place!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake:
Yellow Cake Mix Box
Chocolate Pudding instant box (I love using Hershey’s)
Reese’s peanut butter chips
Peanut Butter Glaze:
Follow These Easy Steps:
Bake your Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350°F, and spray your Bundt cake pan with Bakers Joy cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, eggs, chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, and fold in peanut butter chips.
Pour the batter in the Bundt pan, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 – 10 minutes before removing. Let cake cool completely before adding the peanut butter glaze.
Peanut Butter Glaze:
In a small bowl add confectioner sugar, milk, vanilla, and peanut butter and mix well.
Heat your mixture in the microwave, stirring every 15 to 20 seconds, until it becomes smooth and creamy.
Drizzle the peanut butter glaze over the cake.
Share It with a Peanut Butter Lover!
Other Recipes for You:
HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” CHOCOLATE CAKE
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD
How to Make a Box Cake Taste Homemade
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake
- 15.25 ounce Box Yellow Cake Mix
- 1 small box of instant chocolate pudding mix I love Hershey's
- 1 cup oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup Reese's baking chips
Peanut Butter Glaze
- 3 cups Confectioner Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F,and spray your Bundt cake pan with Bakers Joy cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the chocolate cake mix, eggs, chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, and fold in peanut butter chips.
- Pour batter in the Bundt pan, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 5 – 10 minutes before removing. Let cake cool completely before adding the peanut butter glaze.
Peanut Butter Glaze
- In a small bowl add confectioner sugar, milk, vanilla, and peanut butter and mix well.
- Heat your mixture in the microwave. Stir every 15 to 20 seconds, until smooth and creamy.
- Drizzle the peanut butter glaze over the cake.
Can I eat this cake for breakfast please? It looks so tasty! I cant wait to mix it up and share it with my friends tonight!
Yeah Katie!! I am so glad you made it!!
We love peanut butter! My daughter loves to bake so I’m saving this recipe for her to make. 😉
Yeah Amber!! I hope you and your daughter enjoy it!! Thank you so much!
You can tell that this chocolate peanut butter cake is moist and delicious. The Food Explora in me will add a scoop of rum and raisin ice-cream on a warm slice and it is a sweet treat. Thank you for sharing another great dessert.
Thank you so much Kevin!!! I love your twist on this recipe!!
My loved this! She said it was delicious and decadent.
I am glad you and your family enjoyed it Stephanie!! Thank you so much!!
I love a good short cut recipe and this one did not disappoint! Peanut butter chocolate is my favorite flavor combo and this cake tasted homemade. Will be making it again and again!
Me too Jessica!! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed it!!
This chocolate peanut butter cake was delicious and so moist! My daughter and I had an easy time making it, thank you!
You had me when you wrote “sweet and salty” – this cake is a certifiable winner!
Thank you so much Robin!!!
The sour cream kept the cake perfectly moist and I loved the peanut butter flavor! I will definitely be making this again!
Thank you so much Lilly!! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed it!!
This peanut butter bundt cake was delicious and your recipe was really easy to follow! Can’t wait to try your other recipes and make this one again!
Thank you so much Crystal!!! I hope you try other recipes!!
I love Reese’s cups and this cake was like a Reese’s cup in cake form! It was so chocolatey and peanut buttery — I can’t wait to make it again!
Thank you so much Chenee!! I am so glad you enjoyed it!!
This was so fun to make–decorating was my favorite part!
Thank you so much Jazz!! It is fun decorating with the peanut butter drizzle!!
This looks so good!!! Can’t wait to make it!!
Thank you so much Camillia!!
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Looks delicious! I agree, I look forward to anything peanut butter! I’m not a baker so your extra tips are very helpful l! Thanks.
Thank you so much!! I hope you try it!
This looks amazing! 😋
Thank you so much!!
Love this recipe. It has enough shortcuts to make it in a hurry.
Thank you so much Amita!!
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It’s on the way!!
This looks amazing! I am a huge fan of peanut butter, and of course, chocloate too! Thanks for writing this recipe, I am going to try it at the weekend.
Thank you so much Pippa!! I hope you and your family enjoy it!