Happy Friday the 13th! I wanted to bake something “dark” in honor of it being an “off” day with a full moon and all! I tried to make a joke there in case you missed it…clearly I am not good at them! Although, one of my favorite holidays is Halloween so today doesn’t really phase me even though a lot of people get creeped out by it. I hope you enjoy this pound cake as much as I did. It is quite delicious and perfect with ice cream or a glass of milk.
- 1 1/2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
- 2 1/2 Cups of Flour
- 1 Tsp of Baking Powder
- Salt to Taste
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 1 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
- 4 Eggs
- 3 Cups of Sugar
- 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 Cup of Cocoa Powder
- 1/3 Cup of Peanut Butter Chips
- Confectioner’s Sugar
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder. In a separate bowl with an electric mixer, whisk the eggs then add in the vanilla, butter, vegetable oil, and milk. Combine both batters until smooth then add in the PB chips and stir them with a spoon.
Pour batter into an 9×9 pan, bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Check on the cake to make sure it does not over cook on the top as well. Let it cool, sprinkle confectioner’s sugar onto the cake and then it is ready to serve.
I just purchased Swerve which is a sugar replacement but it still tastes just as good to use. You can use whatever confectioner’s brand you want, I just recommend this one to lower the loads of sugar already baked into this little decadent dessert!