Peanut Butter Pound Cake


Nutty pound cake with a crunchy topping.

Peanut Butter Pound Cake
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
1 10-inch cake


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ¼ cups butter, softened

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup finely chopped peanuts (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; line with parchment paper.

  2. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Beat in peanut butter slowly.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Mix into the butter mixture, a little at a time, until batter is well blended. Pour batter into the prepared tube pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle peanuts on top. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes more.

  5. Cool cake in the pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and let cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Substitute crunchy peanut butter for the creamy peanut butter if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

597 Calories
35g Fat
63g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 597
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 173mg 58%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 11g
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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