Peanut Butter Tagalong Bundt Cake

 Peanut Butter Tagalong Bundt Cake

Peanut Butter Tagalong Bundt Cake

I joined a group called the Bundt Bakers a month ago and this is my first month posting with them. Every month there is a new theme to interpret into a bundt cake. This months theme is Girl Scout cookies which is so appropriate as I am seeing Girls Scouts every weekend out selling their cookies. I remember selling Girl Scout cookies many years ago and they were 35 cents a box!

This is my favorite peanut butter cake. I made it last year and then misplaced the recipe. I looked for it everywhere I thought it could be. When I couldn’t find it I made a cake in a cookbook I have that sounded similar to it. I knew as soon as it came out of the oven it wasn’t going to be good. Hope against hope I went ahead and decorated it and then did pictures. When I finally cut into the cake it was really evident the cake was a disaster. I put it in the garbage immediately, it was that terrible.

I checked my email folder then again to see if I had written it down and I had. I immediately baked a new cake and success! It was my cake recipe I loved. I do my best to never share a recipe that doesn’t work or taste good. If you’ve ever wondered what happens when something I make is a disaster, now you know! In the garbage without a second thought.

Peanut Butter Tagalong Bundt Cake

This is a really light cake with a light peanut butter flavored cake topped with chocolate ganache, peanut butter and chopped up tagalong cookies. I just heated the peanut butter in the microwave for about 15 seconds and used it as is. The topping is perfect on this cake. If it isn’t Girl Scout cookie season I would chop up some vanilla wafers or even oreo’s for the cookie part.

 

Peanut Butter Tagalong Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 10 - 12

This is a really light cake with a light peanut butter flavored cake. topped with chocolate ganache, peanut butter and chopped up tagalong cookies.

Ingredients

    Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs – at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • To assemble
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 - 4 Tagalong cookies - chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan well with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer bowl add the sugar and butter. Mix until light and lemon colored, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the oil and mix until incorporated.
  5. Add the peanut butter, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Mix for about 2 minutes until thoroughly mixed in.
  6. Add the eggs. Mix until incorporated.
  7. Add the flour mixture. Mix for a couple more minutes. Add the water and beat for one more minute.
  8. Pour batter into bundt pan.
  9. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until a tester comes out clean. Mine took 55 minutes but all ovens are different so check it every 5 minutes until done. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  10. Put heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Use a spoon and drizzle over the cooled cake.
  11. Sprinkle the cookies over the chocolate.
  12. Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 20 seconds. Mixture should be runny. Use a spoon and drizzle over the cookies and chocolate.
  13. Top with additional chocolate if desired.
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Comments

    • says

      LOL Wendy! Thanks for the welcome. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. It also gave me an excuse to buy another box of Girl Scout Cookies.

  1. says

    Another Tagalong girl after my own heart! Seriously, the best combination. Too bad your first recipe came out horrible! It’s always so disheartening to throw a cake away, but the crumb on this second one looks just perfect. 🙂

  2. says

    Love peanutbutter bundt, Mary, and yours looks absolutely delicious!! And welcome to the group, you will notice that baking Bundts is very addictive 😉 Love from Spain -xx- Lara

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