Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake for #BundtBakers

by Renee on August 21, 2014

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

Honey never goes bad or spoils. That jar of it you have in your pantry will be good for eternity. It can crystalize, ferment, and lose some of its qualities however it will still be edible. That fact has always been interesting to me. I learned it years ago when I was assigned to a honey account while working for a food broker. You can always count on honey to be useable. You can also count on it being a wonderful flavor component in a Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake.

Honey is also the theme for August Bundt Bakers. Pairing it with peanut butter was the first thing that came to mind. The bonus is my husband’s birthday is this month. Baking a cake with one of his favorite flavors worked out nicely. I get to bake a cake, share it for the theme, and he gets a tasty homemade birthday treat. Once again a baking adventure started and ended with a learning experience.

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cake is dense. It is the densest pound cake I’ve ever tasted. It also ended up a little drier than expected. Honey usually makes baked goods moister than sugar. I think next time I’ll either add some buttermilk or cream to the batter or bake it at a slightly lower temperature. Both honey and peanut butter can cause baked goods to brown more. It is why the outside of this cake is very brown. Watch it as it is baking and lay a piece of foil over it if you notice it is browning too much.

The glaze is my favorite part of the cake. It is a thinner version of peanut butter frosting. I may or may not have scooped up all that dripped off the cake and ate it right then and there. Some spoon licking and bowl scraping could have happened too. No way was any molecule of it going down the sink. Did I say the bonus was it being a cake for my husband’s birthday? I think the real bonus was me getting to indulge in a honey roasted peanut butter glaze chow down.

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake | Magnolia Days

What flavor do you like best to go with honey? Take a look at this list of bundt cake recipes using this wonderful ingredient. There are so many delicious choices being shared by Bundt Bakers. Thanks to Laura of Baking in Pyjamas for hosting this month. Oh, and for other honey recipes, take a look at Golden Morning Glory Muffins and Braised Fall Greens with Apples.

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake

3 hours

Makes 12 to 16 servings

Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Pound Cake

    For the cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup creamy honey roast peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy honey roast peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons warm milk (plus more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped honey roasted peanuts
For the cake:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt or pan.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

Cream peanut butter and butter in a large bowl. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Add honey and beat to combine.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Add flour mixture and beat until just combined (do not over-mix). Stir in peanuts.

Pour and spread batter evenly in prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour, 20 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Check cake at 1 hour. If browning too quickly on top, loosely cover cake with aluminum foil (place foil on top and do not seal edges).

Cool cake in the pan for 12 minutes. Remove cake from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

For the glaze:

Whisk together confectioners sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, salt, and milk until smooth. Add more milk if needed for desired consistency.

Drizzle glaze over cake. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top of cake.

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What is Bundt Bakers? It’s a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Bundt Bakers Pinterest board for incredible bundt cake recipes and inspiration. Stacy of Food Lust People Love heads up our group and has a #BundtBakers page where you can find information and links to the recipes for each month.

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How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Would you like to join in the fun? If you are a food blogger, send an email with your blog name and url to Stacy at foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

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Stacy August 21, 2014 at 4:39 am

As a child my favorite sandwich was crunchy peanut butter mixed with honey. I have a feeling your gorgeous Bundt would be like that adored sandwich magnified to fabulousness by 1,000 times! Just the peanut butter glaze alone would be enough to make me fight someone for a slice, Renee! Your husband is one blessed man!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:26 am

Thanks Stacy. I have to admit I never cared for peanut butter and honey sandwiches when I was a kid.

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Aisha August 21, 2014 at 5:43 am

wooooow it looks gorgeous!!! & delicious!!!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:24 am

Thanks Aisha

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Anita at Hungry Couple August 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

That looks magnificent! I want to gobble up at least two slices with a cup of tea right now!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:24 am

Or with a glass of milk. I’m not sure how peanut butter and tea flavors combine.

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Thalia @ butter and brioche August 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm

this bundt cake looks amazing! love anything to do with peanut butter.. definitely craving a slice!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:22 am

Thanks Thalia

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Lauren Everson August 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I absolutely love the color contrast you achieved with your cake and glaze. Honey & peanut butter is a perfect combination – using honey roasted peanut butter was very clever!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:22 am

I like the color contract of the cake too. However I wish the outside wasn’t quite so dark brown.

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Laura@Baking in Pyjamas August 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Peanut butter and honey sounds like a delicious combination! It looks great Renee.

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:16 am

It sure is a delicious combo. Thanks Laura.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked August 22, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Happy birthday to your husband, Renee! He’s a lucky man to eat all of the amazing things that you bake and cook. This cake is absolutely perfect – I’m loving the peanut butter and honey flavour combination, and I want to drink that glaze.

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:13 am

Oh I could almost drink the glaze too. Spoonfuls of it were awesome.

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Terri/LoveandConfections August 23, 2014 at 1:02 am

This cake looks gorgeous! I love the glaze and peanuts on top.

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:10 am

Thanks Terri

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Bea and Mara August 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

Like the combination you´ve made but I really love the glaze, I´ll try with my next Bundt. Happy Birthday to your husband! ;)

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:10 am

The glaze is incredible and I see it going on many more other cakes too.

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Bill August 23, 2014 at 11:19 am

Beautiful cake, Renee! We love peanut butter and I’m sure this cake wouldn’t last long in our house. Great post and awesome photos!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

Thanks so much Bill

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen August 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Oh this look dangerous! Some of my favorite ingredients here. I would not be able to resist eating this WHOLE THING!

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

It would be quite a feat to eat the whole thing. Well, maybe over a week.

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Kelster August 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Really beautiful cake! I find that peanut butter makes my little cakes dry. That could be the cause.

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Renee August 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

It could be the cause. I do need to do some tweaking to get it a little moister.

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Jane August 24, 2014 at 8:31 am

My husband will love this, such a beautiful, and appealing cake.

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Renee August 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Thanks Jane

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Tux of Brooklyn Homemaker August 24, 2014 at 9:46 am

Wow!
I love honey roasted peanuts, but honey roasted peanut butter is one of my absolute favorites! This sounds just as delicious as it looks!
Well done!

Oh- and that bundt pan is so pretty!!!

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Renee August 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Thanks! And I do love that bundt pan. It is one of my favorites in my collection.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 24, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Oh yeah, that glaze is WHERE IT’S AT! Honey and pb are such a homey and delish flavor combo and I am totally obsessed with them in this cake! pinning!

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Renee August 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Kayle and I really appreciate the pin.

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Winnie September 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm

It’s a fabulous cake!
Looks wonderful and tastes TERRIFIC
We just loved it
You can see my post here (there is a link to this post as I gave you full credit)
http://www.winnish.net/2014/09/4927/

(I’ts in Hebrew, with Google translator on top left side-bar)

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