Monday, September 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Cake with Maple Syrup Glaze

Growing up we had a lot of peanut butter with bread. My mom will always have a big jar of Smuckers ‘Groober’ peanut butter with grape jelly for us. My sister Angela will only eat the peanut butter and I will only have the grape jelly. So can you imagine how the jar looks like as we both will try to scrape out our favorite ha ha… we always get scolding from our mother for doing that.

I am sure my mom and sister would love this cake as both of them are a huge fan of peanut butter. Too bad they are so far away and I can’t share it with them. I don’t have a specific recipe to follow and I just made it up as I go along. I didn’t expect it to turn out well but it did. If you like peanut butter this is the cake for you.

Recipe Source: My Kitchen Snippets

2 sticks/226 grams/1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter – creamy
5 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking power


1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup powder sugar
3 tbsp milk – you might need more if the drizzle is too thick
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease and flour a 10” Bundt pan. Sift together the flour and baking powder and set it aside.
2. Beat butter, sugar and peanut butter together until light and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla. Mix well.
3. Add in the flour mixture in 3 batches alternately with the milk until well combined. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for an hour or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto the rack and allow it to cool completely.
4. To prepare the glaze, combine all the ingredients and mix it with a whisk. Mix really well. Drizzle the glaze all over the cake and allow it to run down the sides.


WendyinKK said...

The crumb looks great!

Dori said...

Sounds good, but I'd be devilish and make something chocolate for the top... Like a Reeces!

Swee san said...

So pretty with the icing..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Your cake look so beautiful and tempting too! Happy Mid-Autumn festival to you, not sure you celebrate this day or not, hehehe..

Linda said...

After reading your story on the peanut butter, I smile to myself because that's what I did it. My sister will dig out the peanut and I target at grape jelly! My mum will scream at the "gross" sight of the jar! :). Your cake look so beautiful, hope to master it for my sister......same as me.....they are so far away.....

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family! hope you enjoy the day :)

hanushi said...

The glaze is so smooth and beautifully deco the cake! Peanut butter is my fav to go with plain breads.

Happy mid autumn festival to you and family.

lena said...

oh yes, i love pb too and i think most of the people who love pb will have many occasions just spoon and eat them straight from the jar! the glaze sounds good, it's a pretty cake, gert!

yummylittlecooks said...

We love peanut butter too!Your cake looks pretty, love the glaze :)
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family :)

Alice said...

hi Gert, the cake looks pretty - I bet taste yummy too
thks for sharing :)
Happy Mid Autumn Festival to u :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Oh yum, this cake looks awesome Gert! And not to mention, my fave peanut butter...mmmm! I can see the cake is very tender inside...nice! BTW, have a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival my friend!

MamaFaMi said...

Hi Gert. Your cake surely looks delicious. Bet the taste is as good as the look... yummm...

Irishbaker said...

Looks delicious,glaze especially!

Shereen said...

I'm a big fan of Goober jam too..and like you, I like the jelly and would korek that out too..hahaha.Infact, when we came here, I got the US food importer to bring in Goober jam to NZ (terror,huh?..hahaha).
I would bake this cake soonish as J loves peanut butter but sadly S hates them:(

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, thanks.

Meeso, ha ha chocolate topping sounds delicious too :)

Swee San, thank you. By the way, I can't seems to go into your website. Don't know what happen.

Sonia, no we don't exactly celebrate it. You know here in the US don't have any festive mood :)

Linda, we are so alike!! Yea the jar looks bad ha ha..

Ah Tze, thank you. Same to you too.

Hanushi, mine too and with some strawberry jam in it :)

Lena, you that is how my hubby eat his peanut butter. Straight out of the jar with a spoon :)

ICook4Fun said...

Yummylittlecooks, thank you. Happy Mid-Autumn to you and your family too.

Alice, thank you.

Bee bee, thank you. Same to you too :)

Mama, thank you.

Irishbaker, thanks.

Shereen, you memang lah terror. Can get the importer to bring in Goober for you. What else you ask him to bring to you? Me maybe ha ha..Save me the air ticket to fly there to see you...LOL

Rosita Vargas said...

Excelente receta luce hemoso este exquisito cake,es sorprendente,tienes muy buenas recetas felicitaciones,abrazos