Two Peas and Their Pod

Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Halloween is over and most of us are probably still loaded with candy. We had a decent amount of trick or treaters, but we still ended up with leftover candy. Someday I will learn to not buy so much:) I was digging through our bowl of candy to see what was left and pulled out all of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. There were enough leftover to do a little baking. I decided to make a Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I love peanut butter and banana together. I’ve made ice cream, cookies, so why not a cake?

I used Dorie Greenspan’s Classic Banana Bundt Cake recipe, from Baking From My Home to Yours, as the base-I love this cake. It is simple to make and a great way to use up your brown bananas. The banana flavor isn’t overpowering, which makes it perfect for playing around with.

I jazzed up the banana cake by adding chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  I also swirled in peanut butter into the cake batter before putting the cake into the oven. Our house smelled like peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate. It doesn’t get much better than that. When the cake was cool, I added a thick and creamy peanut butter glaze to the top of the cake. The glaze alone is amazing. I would have been perfectly content sitting down with a bowl of the glaze and a spoon:) Don’t worry, I didn’t let the cake go to waste, I cut myself a piece and enjoyed every single bite.

The cake is tender, moist, and full of flavor. Each bite is bursting with peanut butter banana goodness. And just when you think the cake can’t get any better, you get a chunk of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Pure bliss! I sure hope you have some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups leftover from Halloween because you really need to make this Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It is calling your name, trust me, I can hear it:)

We’ve gotten lots of questions about what our “little pea” was for Halloween. I wanted to dress him up as a pea pod, but couldn’t find a small enough costume. So instead, he was a frog. Our talented sister-in-law, Whitney, makes the cutest little beanies and sent Caleb a froggy.  It was the perfect costume for his first Halloween. Thanks Whit!

Check out all of Whitney’s beanies at her Etsy Shop. There are so many fun beanies for the kiddos! I am going to get Caleb an aviator beanie for this winter, he will look so handsome! I am also in love with the owl beanies and the darling flower beanies for girls. Check them out! It’s getting cold and every little one needs one of these stylish beanies to stay warm this winter.

Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 1 bundt cake

Cook Time: 65-75 minutes


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter (2 Sticks) unsalted Butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs,
4 ripe bananas, mashed (you should have 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups)
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

For the Peanut Butter Glaze:
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Generously butter a 9- to 10-inch (12 cup) Bundt pan and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time, beating for about 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the bananas. Finally, mix in half the dry ingredients all the sour cream and then the rest of the flour mixture.

4. Carefully stir in Reese's peanut butter cup pieces. Scrape half of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Swirl in half of the the peanut butter, using a toothpick. Add the rest of the batter and smooth the top. Swirl in the remaining peanut butter, using a toothpick. Pound the pan on the counter so the cake batter will settle and even out.

5. Bake the cake for 65 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Check the cake after about 30 minutes - if it is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with a foil tent. Transfer the cake to a rack and cool for 10 minutes before unmolding onto the rack to cool to room temperature.

6. While the cake is cooling, make the peanut butter glaze. In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. When the cake is cool, drizzle glaze over the top of the cake. Cut into pieces and serve.

Banana Bundt cake recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours

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93 Responses to “Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups”

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  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 2, 2011 @ 3:08 am

    Maria this cake looks…amazing. When I saw the IG pics of all those Reeses cups I knew you were up to something. Wow!!

    And he’s sooo adorable. Love the beanie. Glad you guys had a fun 1st Halloween together!

  2. Rosa — November 2, 2011 @ 3:21 am

    That cake looks and sounds so sinful! What a gorgeous treat.



  3. Kathryn — November 2, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    Caleb looks so cute dressed as a frog – what a great costume!

    As for this cake, it looks delicious and decadent. What a fabulous use for leftover candy!

  4. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 2, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    How soon can I have a giant slice of this?? Adorable photo of Caleb!

  5. Becki's Whole Life — November 2, 2011 @ 6:33 am

    First, that beanie is adorable!

    That cake sounds absolutely wonderful. Banana and Peanut Butter is such a great combo and Reese’s are my absolute favorite. The glaze looks beautiful on top.

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 2, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    This sounds sooooo dreamy!! Love this!

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet — November 2, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    ah what a cutie!! and this cake is make my mouth water.

  8. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 2, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    GAH! the costume is TOO cute…i love it!

  9. Tina — November 2, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    The cake sounds yummy! I love the hat.I have a new nephew and niece that those would look adorable on too.

  10. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — November 2, 2011 @ 7:57 am

    I love your creations. It looks delicious!

  11. Blog is the New Black — November 2, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Ahhhh, I need this!

  12. jenna — November 2, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    mmmm…this looks yummy! i love the addition of pb cups!

    look at that sweet baby!! :) he is way too cute! how do you get anything done? I would just want to snuggle with him all day!

    hope you are having a great week!

  13. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — November 2, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    AHH! Caleb is so adorable! And the cake? W.O.W.

  14. Erica — November 2, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    How perfect! A great way to use up candy. And how adorable is caleb in that hat?? What color are his eyes?

    • Two Peas replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:21 am

      We can’t tell what color his eyes will be. Right now they are dark blue/grey, but they might change:)

  15. Megan — November 2, 2011 @ 9:57 am


    And he is sooo cute :-)

  16. Deniece Huffman — November 2, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Love the froggy beanie!

    This cake looks so yummy! I’ve got bananas on my counter that I was trying to decide what to do with. Now I know!

    Do you have to use a bundt pan? I don’t have one….

    • Two Peas replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:20 am

      I haven’t tried baking it in another pan, but I am sure a 9 by 13 pan would work! Enjoy!

  17. Kelley — November 2, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    Holy batman. Bananas, chocolate, peanut butter all in a pretty little bundt pan. I think I just died. Seriously Maria you better save me a piece!

  18. Susan @ — November 2, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    This looks divine, Maria! I bet I have enough PB Cups from Halloween to make it happen! Great seeing the little guy, too. So precious.

  19. susan — November 2, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    forget the cake, can eat caleb?

  20. Deborah — November 2, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    This cake looks amazing!! And I definitely need to check out some of those beanies for my little guy, because yours is too cute!

  21. Jeanette — November 2, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Oh my goodness, your little guy is the cutest!

  22. Lauren — November 2, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    That is the cutest frog I’ve ever seen!

  23. MaryW — November 2, 2011 @ 10:33 am

    I think i would have gone with the dark reeses pb cups…those are divine. But it looks really good!

  24. Katrina — November 2, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    For the cuteness of that lil’ froggy!
    And the deliciousness of that cake!

  25. TidyMom — November 2, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Oh my heck does that sound incredible!!…….but excuse me, I’d very distracted by that adorable baby!!! ♥

    Caleb is an cute frog!!

  26. Kristina Vanni — November 2, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    This is what I would call “danger zone” good! I would have to be careful not to eat half the cake! (P.S. I love that pretty red polka dot fabric in the photos.)

  27. Kate — November 2, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    I love the combo of pb & chocolate together and the glaze on this looks fabulous im definitely bookmarking, thanks for sharing!

  28. Lily — November 2, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    I am making this…NOW. If you’re looking for some more leftover candy ideas, there are some great ones on Small Kitchen College:

  29. Deliciously Organic — November 2, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    What a great way to use up your leftover candy. Your son is too cute!! I’ve loved all of the photos you’ve been posting! 😉

  30. Kristen — November 2, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Oh he is simply precious!

  31. HeatherChristo — November 2, 2011 @ 11:15 am

    What a cute little frog!! This cake looks delish! I have tons of peanut butter cups left- thanks for the recipe!

  32. Cassie @ bake your day — November 2, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Beautiful cake and I love that cake stand. Oh, and my heart is melting over that precious baby boy!

  33. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — November 2, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

    Awesome recipe for using up that Halloween candy. And you “little pea” looks adorable in his froggy hat.

  34. Erin — November 2, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    This is too amazing for me to handle not skipping work and my trip to Ohio to go back this in my kitchen right now.

  35. Nancy@acommunaltable — November 2, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Darn good thing I didn’t read this post while the boys were around – otherwise I’d be heading to store RIGHT NOW to get some Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups – I definitely will have to make this for them since this is one of their favorite combo’s as well.

    Love the photos of the Little Pea!!

  36. Living the Sweet Life — November 2, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Maria, you have out done yourself!! For some silly reason, it never crossed my mind to add peanut butter cups to any of my banana baking – but I MUST change that now :) !!

    Also, little bean is such a cutie. I’m sure before you know it, you’ll have a little kitchen helper.

  37. Shelly (cookies and cups) — November 2, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    this sounds incredible!!! thanks so much for the linky love… Reese’s make everything better :)

  38. Joanne — November 2, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    I love the banana PB combo and this cake sounds just fabulous! Reese’s were always my favorite halloween treat…I used to just eat them straight but now i’ll certainly be trying them in this cake!

  39. Kiran @ — November 2, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Delicious recipe, but I am more distracted by cute lil’ Caleb. It’s that more worthwhile :)

  40. Cherine — November 2, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    A fabulous treat!

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