Friday, January 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Our oldest turned 17 today - can't even believe. She didn't want chocolate so I searched for a different cake to try and I found this Southern Living recipe. The whole family loves pound cake and peanut butter so I thought I would give it a try. We were very pleased! The cake was very moist but I have to say that my favorite part is the frosting. Oh My! I only "drizzled" the frosting on so I had quite a bit left over. I put it in a separate container, and we enjoyed each piece of cake with a nice serving of extra frosting. This frosting would be great with anything - just by the spoonful! Our Annie LOVES frosting!

Being 17 and determined to light her own candles :)

Peanut Butter Pound Cake (adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking)

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 Tbsp vanilla


2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
dash of salt
small can evaporated milk

Beat butter and peanut butter at medium speed for about 2 minutes or until soft and creamy; Gradually add sugars and mix; add eggs one at a time beating after each until yellow disappears - for about 5-7 minutes; Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt mixing well; Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with milk - beginning and ending with flour mixture; Mix at low speed - add vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 for about 1 hr and 15-25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10-15 minutes, remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Frosting - Beat powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter and salt at low speed til well blended; Add 1/4 cup evaporated milk and beat until smooth; ( I used the whole can of evaporated milk to make it "drizzable") Drizzle over cake!

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Anonymous said...

That looks delicious! I am making a peanut butter/pretzel tarte as we speak :) Happy B-day to your annie!


julie said...

Yum! I'm always game for a sweet peanut butter treat. I love frosting as well and this looks like it doesn't disappoint! Happy 17th to your daughter!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Susan, I'm so glad you stopped by. It gave me the chance to discover your lovely blog. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll be visiting often. The cake was a real treat. I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

erica said...

peanut butter pound cake! Yum! Now that sounds absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!


Mandy said...

Oh that looks delicious! The next time my dad visits, I'm going to make this for him. He cannot resist peanut butter. Happy birthday to your girl!