Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake, a mixture of two of our favorite flavors! The chocolaty batter is mixed with a peanut butter batter to create a one of a kind bundt cake that will take your taste buds to the next level. Then the cake is finished off with a creamy peanut butter glaze and chocolate drizzle to make it a showstopping dessert for any event. 

Last updated: January 27, 2020

For this recipe you will need: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, milk, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, peanut butter, chocolate, powdered sugar and half & half.

Okay friends, this is a simple cake to make and is filled with so much yummy flavor! It is a stunner to bring to any event, or serve to friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. Just look at how gorgeous it is:

Freshly baked chocolate bundt cake with a slice missing set on a wooden cutting board

Crazy for Bundt Cakes!

Okay, be honest, who hasn’t done a gasp and jaw drop when looking at a gorgeous bundt cake? I know I am not alone with this, they are like a work of art but with little effort once you know what you’re doing!

And as the baker, there is something so satisfying about flipping a bundt cake out of its pan when it’s finished cooling and it’s ready to be drizzled with glaze! Probably because you know the drool that is about to ensue from your dessert crazy friends (at least this is the case for us)! Once you get the basics of how to make a bundt cake down you are on your way to endless flavor combinations, and that my friends is a beautiful thing.

Easy bundt cake recipe before being flipped out of pan

FAQs for Chocolate Bundt Cake

Here are some of the questions people ask about making bundt cakes – if you have a question that isn’t here feel free to leave a comment or email us and we will respond as soon as we can!

How to keep Bundt Cake from Sticking

As with any cake recipe, this is all about preparing your pan before the cake batter goes in. You want to make sure it is greased very well – get in all the ridges and nooks of your bundt pan! You can even sprinkle flour (very lightly) once the pan is greased to really be certain the cake will slide right out when it’s time to flip it.

How to know when Chocolate Bundt Cake is Done?

This is going to depend on the type of bundt you are making – but generally speaking, when your cake is done you will notice a nice “crust” on the cake when you open the over (see the photo above). The cake will have a golden color and will be slightly firm to the touch, but not hard. You can even use a long skewer to pierce the cake and make sure it comes out clean.

How to Remove Bundt Cake

Again, flipping the bundt cake out of it’s pan has to be one of the most rewarding feelings there is when baking this recipe! That being said, it can also be terrifying if you didn’t prepare your pan properly or you don’t allow the proper cooling time and you lose half of the cake in the pan…
So be sure to let your cake COOL completely before trying to do the flip or you will end up with chunks of bundt cake instead of a showstopping dessert.

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Recipe for Easy Bundt Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

A deliciously sinful Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake that is easy to make!
Course Cakes, Chocolate Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bundt Cake, Chocolate cake, Peanut Butter Cake, Peanut Butter glaze
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Melissa

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 c flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 1/4 c milk
  • 2 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 c good quality chocolate melted+ (I used a semi sweet, but you can use bitter/milk etc based on your flavour preference) plus an additional 1/2c for a drizzle

Peanut Butter Glaze

  • 1 1/4 c powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 c half and half

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan and set aside.
  • Whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a stand mixer beat butter on medium speed to soften, slowly add the sugar and beat until combined (and no longer granulated). Add in the eggs one at a time.
  • Beat in sour cream and vanilla until a nice batter forms.
  • Add the flour mixture and milk alternatively until just combined (about two minutes).
  • Transfer half of the batter to a bowl, stir in the melted chocolate. To the other half of the batter stir in the creamy peanut butter
  • Alternatively drop spoonfuls of the two batters into your pan. Only fill the pan 3/4 of the way, use the rest of the batter to make a loaf cake! Use a knife to swirl the batters together gently.
    Dollops of cake batter in bundt pan
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 15 minutes and then flip onto a cake plate.

Peanut butter glaze:

  • In stand mixer combine the powdered sugar and peanut butter. Add the half and half slowly until a thick drizzle forms.
    peanut butter glaze in mixing bowl
  • Drizzle over cake when completely cooled. Go over the gaps (between the peanut butter drizzle) with your melted chocolate drizzle to create a showstopper cake!

Here is a super easy tip for getting that consistent “drizzle” on the cake: use a squeeze bottle and fill it with the chocolate!! You can also use this on cookies and other treats you drizzle with a sauce/chocolate! 


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19 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake

    • oliveblogger says:

      Oh this is a great one for that Jenni!! You could even use food coloring in the icing to make it brighter, or cover in sprinkles! 🙂

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