Peanut Butter Cup Poundcake

good living in the fall means:

a hot drink on a cool morning.

sunrise with breakfast.

cuddles from a puppy.

jeans, sweatshirts, and slippers.

football season, warm dinners, wrapping up with blankets.

having a hard, hard time getting out of bed in the mornings because 1. it’ s still dark, 2. there’s a puppy cuddled at your feet, and 3. there’s a husband cuddling you in the warm covers.

the smell of cake, baking away in the oven.

I love baking with yogurt almost as much as I love baking with buttermilk. Yogurt gives that same tangy flavor, giving your breads or muffins or pancakes a fluffy texture that you can’t get using regular milk.

 

This year has been the year of browned butter, bread baking, and pound cakes for me. I’m obsessed with all three of them and just can’t stop trying new recipes.

I’ve done orange, cookies ‘n’ cream, and confetti. It was time for some pb.

I’m pretty sure peanut butter is a basic human need, right?

I need it on my oatmeal. And I need it in sandwiches. And I need it on a spoon, dipped into the bag of chocolate chips.

 

If you don’t need peanut butter like I do, you could throw in some of your favorite candy or just a handful of chocolate chips. Peanut butter and chocolate are never a bad idea, so use whatever you have on hand.

 

Peanut Butter Cup Poundcake

Makes: 10-12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups (I used white chocolate peanut butter cups)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line loaf pan with parchment paper or grease and flour pan.
  3. Whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Fold the oil into the batter, and gently stir in the peanut butter cups
  6. Pour into loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake after a few minutes and let it finish cooling on a rack.

 

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29 comments

  1. You had me at peanut butter! Mmmm, looks delish! Perfect for baking season! :)

  2. I love throwing in chopped peanut butter cups in anything! The pound cake looks fantastic- I’m a huge fan of denser dessert like this. :)

  3. Oh yum, love this add in to pound cake. And all your wonderful fall things make me want to crawl back under the covers with my cup of coffee!

  4. It’s such a shame PB prices are supposed to rise really soon – guess I’ll have to stock up on cups early so I can make this bread without it costing an arm and a leg…because I have a feeling it’ll become a quick favorite!

  5. Mmm…I love to bake with Greek yogurt and this pound cake sounds so good!

  6. This sounds ridiculously good and reminds me I haven’t made a pound cake in ages because I’m afraid of being stuck with eating it all myself. I guess that’s what the holidays are for.

  7. You just described MY LIFE.

  8. Yum! This is the type of cake that would get me into trouble. I wouldn’t be able to stop at one slice….

  9. I really want to like peanut butter again. Maybe I’ll get there. I love the looks of this pound cake – it looks so moist! Thanks for bringing me some. Not that you did.

    • :) whoops! nick was complaining the other day that i didn’t make him one of those grilled cheese sandwiches. I guess I owe you both!

  10. I made your confetti poundcake a few months ago and loved it, buuuuut I have to say this one looks like your most delicious one yet! Gotta love peanut butter and chocolate! :-D

  11. This. Is. Beautiful. I love pound cake and that texture looks incredible. I love it!

  12. You have got to be kidding me. Peanut butter cup pound cake? Girl, you are killing me!

  13. didn’t know it was possible for something to get better than that oreo poundcake, but this may be it, looks SO good!!!!

  14. You are evil! Now I’m craving Reese’s pb cups . . .

  15. this was so delicious! Thanks for sharing – it is the perfect weekend treat ;) I doubled the recipe and made two loaves for sharing! I also added in extra chopped up chocolate and used some leftover bananas in place of some of the oil and it turned out awesome :)

  16. How could this possibly be bad?!

  17. I could eat this at one go. Delicious!

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