Peanut Butter Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache


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An old school peanut butter cake with a twist. This old fashioned peanut butter pound cake is laced and infused with Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal.  This is a peanut butter-licious experience and a simple cake to bake.  

easy peanut butter pound cake


For this baking adventure I’m sticking with one of my favorite breakfast cereals as a child and adult, Peanut Butter Crunch, and incorporating it in my favorite types of cake, pound cake. The merging of these two treats can be nothing but right, except maybe for my waistline. But, we’ll worry about that after we indulge. Sera Sera!!!

The Best Peanut Butter Pound Cake


This recipe is to simple and easy to follow.  I used a basic pound cake recipe that called for the addition of a cup of milk to the batter.  From there I went rogue and made the following additions and changes:

  • Adding 2 cups of crushed Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal.
  • Adding 6 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • Using half brown sugar and half white sugar.
  • Slightly reducing the amount of flour.


I was shocked at how good this pound cake recipe turned out from the first bake.  It is a moist and flavorful peanut butter pound cake that will have everyone begging for seconds.

This chocolate peanut butter delight has a delicious sweet peanut butter flavor, but it’s not overly peanut buttery.  The cake is a great blend of peanut butter and pound cake and, as with all great pound cakes, you get that thick, dense texture.

I’m not going to even try and pretend this cake has any healthy benefits.  This cake is loaded with goodness, sweetness, richness and calories.  Enjoy a slice and chalk it up to your UnWholy 30 or KeNO cheat day.

I’ve made this cake plain, with a glaze (I used this peanut butter glaze recipe from Family Around the Table) and with chocolate ganache (recipe below in recipe card notes) topped with peanut butter cups.  Any way you top it or not top it, you can’t go wrong. Again, PEANUT BRILLIANT or PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BRILLIANT!

Peanut Butter Pound Cake


To make this scrumptious cake you’ll need the following ingredients:

Peanut Butter Pound Cake Ingredients:

2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • Heavy Cream
  • Chocolate Chips
Pound Cake Infused With Peanut Butter


  • Ground 2 cups of Peanut Butter Crunch cereal well in food processor. Put to side.
  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar well and add eggs
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla
  • Sift the flour and baking powder and add to sugar mixture alternately with milk.
  • Add crushed cereal and mix well
  • Pour into well greased tube or bundt pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hr and 15 minute to 1.5 hours.

2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache Recipe

  • Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave 30 seconds and stir.  Repeat this until the chips are melted and the ganache is smooth.
Peanut Butter Pound Cake With 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache

Is This A Peanut Butter Bundt Cake?

No, this is not a Peanut Butter Nothing Bundt Cake or a Pampered Chef Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake or any kind of bundt cake. Though, it is a cake with a hole in the middle, it’s not a bundt. It’s 100% pound cake.

I baked the peanut butter pound cake, pictured here, in a Nordic Ware bundt pan and it turned out brilliantly. However, I’ve also made this same cake in a tube pan and a loaf pan (for the loaf pan, I did half the recipe) and they also turned out superb.

With this cake you’re not limited to a bundt pan. So, get in that kitchen, break out of that bundt pan box and try a tube pan or a loaf pan. In fact, get edgy, and try making this peanut butter pound cake in (2) 9 inch layer pans and pouring the chocolate ganache on top and in between the layers.

peanut butter pound cake with chocolate ganache


Two of the most popular ways of cake decorating are ganache and frosting. Both top a cake beautifully and neither are lacking in calories, but I digress. Despite their similarities, they differ in ingredients, texture and taste.

Ganache recipes combine cream, chocolate and sometimes butter. Whereas, frosting is usually made with a combination of butter, powdered sugar, milk, salt, and flavorings such as vanilla extract or cocoa powder.

Another difference in ganache and frosting is their texture. Ganache has a smooth, silky texture that sets firm when chilled. Frosting, on the other hand, tends to be thicker and fluffier due to the addition of powdered sugar.

When it comes to taste ganache allows has a rich chocolatey flavor. The flavor of the chocolate may vary depending on what type of chocolate (dark, milk, white chocolate) was used to make the ganache.

Frosting typically has a buttery, sweet taste. Flavorings, such as vanilla, cocoa, strawberry, almond, etc., can be added to alter the taste.

Peanut Butter Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache


Friends, this is not just a cake it’s an experience. A peanut butter-licious experience. This is really just an old school pound cake recipe infused with peanut butter and Peanut Butter Crunch cereal. It’s a simple and easy cake with just the perfect amount of that luscious peanut butter flavor.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.


Peanut Butter Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache
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Peanut Butter Crunch Pound Cake With Chocolate Ganache

A scrumptious and amazingly simple homemade pound cake that's made with peanut butter and Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy, peanut butter, peanut butter crunch, old fashion, vanilla, moist, southern, glaze, best, brown sugar, bundt, desserts, icing, classic, homemade, simple, frosting, with ganache
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 18 Slices
Calories 455kcal
Cost $6


  • Tube Pan or Medium to Large Bundt Pan
  • Stand or Hand Mixer


Ingredients For Peanut Butter Pound Cake

  • 1.5 c butter 3 sticks
  • 1.5 c sugar
  • 1.5 c brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 T creamy peanut butter use more if you'd like
  • 2 ¾ c Flour sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 c crushed cereal 5 to 6 cups uncrushed

Ingredients For 2 Ingredient Chocolate Gananche


Instructions For Peanut Butter Pound Cake

  • Grease and flour tube or bundt pan well
  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Ground 2 cups of cereal in food processor well and set aside. I used 5 to 6 cups of uncrushed cereal to get 2 cups ground.
    2 c crushed cereal
  • Cream butter and sugar well. Should not be gritty.
    1.5 c butter, 1.5 c sugar, 1.5 c brown sugar
  • Add eggs one at a time, Beat each egg until it's incorporated before adding the next.
    6 eggs
  • Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix well.
    6 T creamy peanut butter, 2 tsp vanilla
  • Sift the flour and baking powder.
    2 ¾ c Flour sifted, 1 tsp baking powder
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk.
    1 c milk
  • Add the crushed cereal and mix well. Make sure it is fully incorporated.
  • Pour into well greased tube or bundt pan.
  • Bake at 325° for 1 hr and 15 minute to 1.5 hours.
  • Insert knife in cake to see if it's done. If it comes out with batter, it goes back in the oven. If it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, it's done.
  • Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Invert on a cooling rack or plate
  • Glaze, ice or devour

Instructions For 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache

  • Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl.
    ⅔ cup chocolate chips, ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Microwave 30 seconds and stir.  Repeat this until the chips are melted and the ganache is smooth.


This makes a really big cake.  If you use a bundt pan, there will be to much batter (I filled my regular size bundt 3/4’s full and had to much batter).  You can make 4 to 6 medium cupcakes with the extra batter.
When I used a tube pan, I was able to put all the batter in the tube pan. No cute cupcakes.


Calories: 455kcal


  1. Omg I never thought of using Captain crunch’s peanut butter cereal! This is my husbands favorite Cereal so he would love this I’m sure. Thank you for this amazing recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I love everything peanut butter. This recipe is absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    That smooth texture and peanutty color make this look so tasty, and who would have thought that cereal was one of the ingredients?

  4. 5 stars
    I love pound cake. I am sure with Peanut butter flavor it taste really good. Definitely going to try making one.

    1. Hi, thanks for the kind words. I you do try this, can you please let me know how it turns out. Thanks

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never had peanut butter crunch cereal but it sounds really good! This cake also looks delicious. Would love to try it.

  6. Yummy cake, I tried it and it was delicious

    1. Hey there, you don’t know how happy I am that someone actually tried this. I’m glad it turned out yummy. Thanks for the kind words and feedback.

  7. 5 stars
    The peanut butter pound cake looks marvelous. I love the texture of the cake, fabulous.

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