Decadent Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe

Greetings, dessert lovers! Today, I am thrilled to share with you my latest creation – a Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe that’ll make your tastebuds dance with joy! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I constantly seek out new ways to combine classic flavors into deliciously unforgettable dishes. And this cake recipe is no exception!

Picture yourself enjoying a slice of moist and fluffy pound cake, warm from the oven, with every bite generously filled with irresistible chocolate chips and peanut butter. The aroma alone will lure you in, and the taste will leave you wanting more. Trust me, it’s like a party in your mouth!

But don’t just take my word for it – I have so much more to share with you. In the following sections, I’ll detail what ingredients you need to make this cake and how to put them together. We’ll explore some substitutions and variations you can try out too. Of course, I won’t forget to include tips on serving and storing this masterpiece – including how to make sure it stays fresh for days.

So why not give yourself a sweet treat today? Whether you’re baking for your family or special occasion with friends, trust me when I say that this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe is one that you won’t forget any time soon. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake

If you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe is going to be a game-changer for you. From the moment you take your first bite, it’s like utter bliss in your mouth.

But what makes this recipe so special? Let me tell you. First of all, there are the chocolate chips tucked inside the cake that make every bite a delight. They lend just the right amount of sweetness and texture to balance out the creaminess of the peanut butter.

And speaking of peanut butter, this recipe has it in spades. There’s creamy peanut butter in the cake batter, as well as for the gloriously nutty glaze that drips down the sides of the cake. It tastes like heaven on a plate!

The pound cake itself is light and fluffy, baked to perfection in a Bundt pan that gives it an elegant shape. The consistency is neither too dense nor too crumbly, which means it won’t turn into a gummy cake or smush like sand when you slice it.

Lastly, this recipe is so versatile! You can switch things up by adding chopped Reese’s Pieces to the batter for an extra burst of peanut-buttery goodness, or you can substitute white chocolate chips for a sweet and creamy twist.

Believe me when I say that once you try this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe, it will become your go-to dessert for any occasion. Whether it’s an office potluck or a laid-back family gathering, you’ll have people asking for seconds (and maybe even thirds!) because it’s just that addictive. Trust me; you won’t regret giving this recipe a try!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a slice of heaven with this chocolate chip peanut butter pound cake.
Indulge in a slice of heaven with this chocolate chip peanut butter pound cake.

Let’s Gather the Ingredients!

Before we start making our scrumptious chocolate chip peanut butter pound cake, let’s make sure we have all of the necessary ingredients on hand. Don’t worry if you don’t have everything- I’ll provide substitutions throughout the recipe. This is what you will need for a 12-cup bundt cake:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

For the glaze, you will need:

  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Now, go ahead and check your pantry to ensure that you have all of your ingredients together. If not, I suggest making a quick trip to the store to collect what you need. Trust me; it will be worth it!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect combination of savory peanut butter and sweet chocolate chips in every bite.
The perfect combination of savory peanut butter and sweet chocolate chips in every bite.

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get baking. Follow these simple steps to create an irresistible Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a bundt pan with cooking spray or a few tablespoons of softened butter.

Step 2: Whisk Together Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until well combined.

Step 3: Cream the Butter and Sugar

Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together 2 sticks (1 cup) of unsalted butter and 1 cup of white sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides occasionally.

Step 4: Add the Eggs

Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 5: Incorporate the Peanut Butter

Add 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, continuing to mix until well combined.

Step 6: Mix in Dry Ingredients

Gradually add in the dry ingredients from step 2 into the mixer, alternating with 1/2 cup of milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined – be careful not to overmix!

Step 7: Fold in Chocolate Chips

Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips into the cake batter. This way, when you cut into your cake, you’ll find those delicious chips tucked inside rather than sinking to the bottom (which can make your cake gummy).

Step 8: Pour the Batter into the Bundt Pan

Pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan, spreading it evenly.

Step 9: Bake Your Cake

Bake the cake for around 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 10: Glaze Your Cake

While your cake is baking, prepare the glaze. Whisk together 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons of milk until smooth.

Once your cake is baked, let it cool for about 5 minutes before placing it upside down onto a serving platter. Pour the glaze over the warm cake and serve.

Good luck, and happy baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to fall in love with this decadent dessert.
Get ready to fall in love with this decadent dessert.

Do you want to switch things up? Here are some ideas to customize your Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake recipe!

– Swap the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or even butterscotch chips for a different flavor.

– Use almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter if you have allergies or prefer a different nutty taste.

– Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts such as pecans, walnuts, or almonds to the batter for added crunch and texture.

– Replace half of the flour with cocoa powder for a double chocolate pound cake.

– Make mini bundt cakes by using a mini bundt pan instead of a regular one. Just adjust the baking time accordingly.

– Drizzle melted peanut butter over the finished cake instead of the chocolate chip glaze for a rich peanut butter flavor.

– Create a peanut butter and jelly twist by swirling in raspberry jam or strawberry jam into the batter before baking.

Whatever variations you choose to experiment with, don’t forget to keep track of your substitutions in case you find something that you absolutely love!

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to boring pound cakes and hello to this flavorful twist.
Say goodbye to boring pound cakes and hello to this flavorful twist.

I love this Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake recipe because it’s perfect for any occasion! This cake is a dessert that’s designed to be shared, so it’s great for family gatherings, potlucks, or even birthday celebrations!

The best way to serve this cake is by cutting into thick slices and serving as-is or with a dollop of cooling whipped cream on top. The subtle hints of peanut butter and the chocolate chips tucked inside will bring about an exquisite addition of flavors to your taste buds that you’ll love.

When it comes to pairing, I would recommend serving this cake with a hot cup of coffee. The richness of the chocolate and the nuttiness of the peanut butter complement the boldness of your favorite coffee blend wonderfully. Or if coffee isn’t your thing don’t hesitate to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzle some chocolate ganache over each individual slice for more indulgence.

Aside from being a wonderful addition to any dessert table, this recipe can also inspire other chefs to refract into their own creative spin on pound cakes! Dare to experiment with toppings such as butter frosting, Reeses Pieces or chocolate swirl bundt, loaf pan Chocolate and peanut butter come together in a mouthwatering combination that will leave everyone satisfied.

Overall, this pound cake is a fantastic option that is both quick to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family at any time of the year.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Treat yourself to a slice of pure bliss.
Treat yourself to a slice of pure bliss.

Once you have baked your luscious Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake, it is important to know how best to store and reheat it for optimal freshness and taste. Whether you are planning to enjoy it at a later date or want to preserve the leftovers, proper storage techniques can ensure that your cake stays moist and delicious.

The good news is that this recipe holds up well in storage, making it an excellent choice for meal prepping or special occasions. To store the pound cake, let it cool completely to room temperature and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. This will prevent any air from getting into the cake and keep it from drying out. You can then keep the cake either at room temperature for up to four days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

When you are ready to eat your stored pound cake, avoid microwaving it as this can make the cake gummy. Instead, preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and place the unwrapped cake on a baking sheet in the oven. Let it warm up for 10-15 minutes. This reheating method will allow the edges of the cake to become slightly crispy while keeping the inside soft and fluffy.

If you find yourself with extra slices of cake that you want to enjoy later, wrap each slice individually in plastic wrap before placing them in a freezer-safe container or bag. The slices can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.

With these tips for make-ahead, storing, and reheating your Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake, you can enjoy its heavenly flavors days after it has been freshly baked.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Trust us, your taste buds will thank you for trying this recipe.
Trust us, your taste buds will thank you for trying this recipe.

You’re almost there! You’ve gathered all the ingredients, and now it’s time to make sure that your Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake comes out perfectly. Here are some tips for making sure your cake turns out right every time:

1. Make sure the butter is softened.

One of the most important steps in this recipe is making sure your butter is softened properly. It should be soft enough that you can easily press a finger into it without too much resistance. If the butter is too hard, it won’t cream properly with the sugar, and your cake will have a dense, heavy texture.

2. Incorporate the eggs one at a time.

Another key to making a light and fluffy pound cake is to incorporate the eggs one at a time. Beat each egg into the batter until it is fully incorporated before adding the next. This will help to keep the batter light and airy.

3. Sift together the dry ingredients.

It’s also a good idea to sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt before adding them to the batter. This will help to ensure that they are evenly distributed throughout the cake.

4. Don’t overmix the batter once the dry ingredients are added.

Once you’ve added the dry ingredients, be careful not to overmix the batter. Stir it just until everything is combined – overmixing can cause your cake to be tough.

5. Use high-quality chocolate chips.

The chocolate chips in this recipe can make or break your cake – so make sure you use high-quality ones! They should be semisweet or bittersweet for best results.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to making a perfect Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake every time!


Now, it’s time to address some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this irresistible Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe. I understand that you may have some doubts or concerns about the ingredients, baking instructions, and serving suggestions. But don’t you worry! I’ve got you covered with all the essential tips and tricks to ensure that your cake turns out perfectly every time. So, let’s dive right into the FAQ section of this recipe article.

Why is it called Elvis Presley pound cake?

According to Saveur magazine, American food historians Jane and Michael Stern have shared that even though Elvis had the financial means to indulge in extravagant foods like caviar and Beef Wellington, he always maintained his love for comforting and familiar down-home cooking. This made him incredibly relatable to his fans.

What causes a pound cake to be gummy?

Have you ever made a pound cake that ended up with gummy streaks? It’s a common issue that arises when the butter and sugar are creamed too fast, and with too much force. When this happens, the cake rises beautifully in the oven, only to collapse while cooling – resulting in a cake with dense, gluey spots. To avoid this, it’s crucial that you don’t increase the speed of your mixer beyond medium.

Why do chocolate chips sink to bottom of cake?

When chocolate chips are too heavy for the batter, they have a tendency to sink. The thickness of the batter is an innate aspect of the recipe being prepared and cannot be modified. Consequently, chocolate chips will not stay afloat in a runny batter.

Bottom Line

With a slice of warm and decadent Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake in your hand, I guarantee that your taste buds will be in heaven. This pound cake recipe with its chocolate chips tucked inside and topped with a peanut butter glaze is one that will transport you to a world of pure indulgence.

With this recipe, I promise you that each bite will be pure bliss. The soft and tender crumb that melts in your mouth combined with the rich and creamy mixture of peanut butter and chocolate chips is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

So what are you waiting for? Gather the ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and bake yourself this irresistible Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake. Trust me – it’ll make you fall in love with baking all over again.

Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply treating yourself after a long day, this pound cake recipe is guaranteed to impress everyone who takes a bite. So join me in salivating over this delicious recipe – let’s head to the kitchen and start baking!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake Recipe

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Kid-Friendly, Peanut Butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 1126.9kcal


Cake ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Glaze ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chip


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together all cake ingredients, gently stirring in the chocolate chips last.
  • Pour batter into pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes.
  • Drizzle glaze over cake, then sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.


Serving: 226g | Calories: 1126.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 165.6g | Protein: 21.6g | Fat: 47.2g | Saturated Fat: 19.5g | Cholesterol: 171.1mg | Sodium: 540.4mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 121.1g

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