Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake


If you’re someone who gets weak in the knees at the very thought of that iconic peanut butter and chocolate flavor combination, then this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake recipe is an absolute must-try. Decadence is the name of the game here – a rich chocolate bundt cake studded with a luscious peanut butter filling and smothered in chocolate ganache and peanut butter toppings. Just a few bites in and you’ll be utterly smitten with this indulgent dessert!

Let’s start with the star of the show – the moist chocolate bundt cake itself. Using quality Dutch-processed cocoa powder ensures you get that deep, chocolatey essence in every bite. And we’re kicking things up a notch by adding some hot brewed coffee to the batter. Don’t worry, you won’t taste any coffee flavor! The coffee simply enhances and intensifies those beautiful chocolate notes.

The peanut butter filling is where that iconic flavor really shines through. Made with creamy peanut butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar, it has an utterly lush, velvety texture that complements the chocolate bundt cake wonderfully. A word to the wise – stick to creamy, commercial peanut butter for this recipe. Natural or chunky peanut butter varieties won’t incorporate as smoothly.

Once the chocolate bundt cake is baked to tender, moist perfection and cooled, the fun really begins with those delectable toppings. A simple chocolate ganache made from cream and chocolate gets poured over top. While that sets up, you’ll whip together a luscious peanut butter glaze to drizzle over the ganache. Finish it all off with some chopped peanut butter cups for extra crunch and delight.

I know what you’re thinking – it sounds incredibly indulgent, and you’d be absolutely right! But allow me to let you in on a little secret…this peanut butter chocolate bundt cake is worth every luscious, decadent bite. It’s ideal for birthdays, holidays, celebrations, or just a serious craving for something sweet and impressive.

When it comes to ingredients and method, there are a few tips to ensure your chocolate peanut butter bundt cake turns out perfectly:

First, make sure your eggs, sour cream, buttermilk, etc. are at room temperature. This allows them to blend seamlessly into the batter for an exquisite crumb. You’ll also want to use a good quality bundt pan, preferably a light-colored non-stick. Since bundt cakes have that distinct hole in the middle, having the right pan makes sure it bakes evenly and releases cleanly.

Speaking of the iconic bundt shape, it’s not just for looks! The hole in the center means more of the batter gets exposed to the pan’s heat, giving you that delightful crunchy exterior. Using ingredients like sour cream and buttermilk ensures the interior stays incredibly moist and rich to balance it out.

Once your chocolatey, peanut butter-swirled masterpiece has cooled, you can certainly enjoy it right away. Or if you want to serve it as an extra special dessert, let the ganache and toppings set for about 10 minutes. Then try to resist devouring the entire cake in one sitting – I won’t judge!

This chocolate peanut butter bundt cake keeps beautifully for several days in the fridge, though I doubt it’ll last that long. It’s simple enough for everyday cravings yet stunning for any celebratory occasion. Whichever way you serve it, get ready to experience peanut butter cup nirvana in each delectable forkful of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake.

If you need me, I’ll be the one dreaming about the next time I can bake up this chocolate-peanut butter treat! For those who prefer an all-chocolate experience, you could also try my recipe for a Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake. But for now, this peanut butter chocolate bundt cake mashup has my heart.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake recipe is an absolute must-try.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes


For the Cake:

For the Peanut Butter Filling:

For the Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • For the Peanut Butter Topping:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 10-12 mini peanut butter cups chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 10-inch bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Make the cake batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk the butter, eggs, sour cream and buttermilk. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir to combine. Add hot coffee/water and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Make peanut butter filling: In a bowl, mix peanut butter, cream cheese and brown sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour and salt and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Layer batters into prepared pan: Dust pan with 1 tbsp cocoa powder. Spread 2/3 of the cake batter into pan. Add dollops of the peanut butter filling over the top. Top with remaining cake batter and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. Cool for 15 minutes then invert onto a plate to cool completely before glazing.
  • Make chocolate ganache: Heat 1/3 cup cream until just boiling then pour over chopped chocolate. Let sit 5 minutes then whisk until smooth and shiny. Pour over cooled cake.
  • Make peanut butter topping: Heat 1/4 cup cream until boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in 1/4 cup peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth and pourable. Drizzle over chocolate ganache and top with chopped peanut butter cups.
  • Let set 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

There you go! The full recipe for this lusciously decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake, with step-by-step instructions. Let me know if you need any other tips or details to truly capture this showstopping dessert.

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