So I made this peanut butter pound cake recipe last night after my noodle bake . The cake itself was moist and delicious but the recipe also includes an icing which I felt was a bit much. I will definitely be making this again but next time no icing just a dusting of powdered sugar. The recipe was posted on Pinterest by glimmertwinfan@hubpages.com

1 cup of butter softened
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
5 eggs at room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk, whole or low fat

Preheat oven to 350( her recipe says 325 but I think it’s too low) Prepare a bundt or tube pan by greasing and thoroughly flouring pan. In a separate mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda mix together and set aside. Next in a mixer with the paddle attachment cream together butter and granulated sugar. Add the brown sugar and peanut butter mix to combine. Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla. Slowly add the flour mixture alternating with milk until combined. Make sure you scrape down the bowl periodically to be sure it’s fully incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 60-65 minutes. Mine took 63 haha so keep an eye on it when you reach the 60 minute mark. Allow to cool for 15 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled I would simply dust with powdered sugar but I will include the peanut butter icing recipe incase you want to test it out. The kids waited up for this to cool last night and the whole house smelled like heavenly peanut butter.

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Peanut butter icing
1/2 cup of butter softened
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
2 cups of powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp of milk
1 tsp of vanilla

In the mixer with the paddle attachment cream together butter and peanut butter. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla while the mixer is off, otherwise your kitchen will be covered in powdered sugar. Combine slowly then add the milk a little at a time until its light and fluffy. Finally spread the frosting on the cooled cake.

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If you don’t have a stand mixer a hand mixer and bowl will work fine. This was easy and totally worth it!

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