Sunday, May 22, 2011

Peanut Butter & Banana Pound Cake with Nutella Glzae

My friend Jen found this recipe and begged me for about 3 weeks to make it, so I finally found the time and made it. I should've made it the first time she asked me, it was so darn good! Peanut butter, bananas and Nutella-you can't go wrong! If you haven't tried Nutella yet, you should! It's like chocolate peanut butter and goes with everything-toast, waffles, Nilla Wafers,
you get the idea!

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Peanut Butter & Banana Pound Cake with Nutella Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter (I used JIF), divided
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup Nutella, divided
  • 2 tablespoons milk or water (optional)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter and 3/4 cup of the peanut butter until smooth. Beat in the sugar, mixing until light and airy, around 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla.

Add the flour and salt to the mixer, all at once, and mix just until incorporated. Mix in the mashed banana on low.

Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan. Drop heaping spoonfuls of Nutella over the top of the batter, about 1/2 cup. Using a butter knife, swirl the Nutella all throughout the cake to get a marbled look.

Bake the cake for 60-75 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a tester comes out clean.

Allow cake to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then remove to a wife rack to cool completely.

Heat remaining Nutella and peanut butter in the microwave in 10 second intervals to soften it up enough to drizzle. If desired, mix in a little milk or water to thin the glaze out.

Drizzle on top of the bundt cake.


mallorymallorah said...

Does this have to be baked in a bundt pan or do you think I could do 2 9 inch rounds with nutella in between?

Amber said...

You could do that I would just watch it when baking it. Mine took forever in the bundt pan because it's so dense. So just check it with a toothpick!

Melanie said...

You have to try strawberries dipped in Nutella. It's a life changer.