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

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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!

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

Peanut butter lovers will go crazy for this bundt cake!
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Servings
1 bundt cake

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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….

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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