Thursday, June 3

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake

Our first visitors to our new home...this past Sunday I had an apartment full. We had my mom and step dad over along with a good friend that just happened to fly in for the night. It also happened to be my step dad's birthday coming up so I decided to make a special meal and dessert for my guests! I absolutely love cooking for people so if you're ever in the Dallas know where to come! We had pulled pork sandwiches, a yummy potato salad, and these peanut butter treats. I especially made the dessert for Flo since he loves peanut butter and they turned out really good. Even P who doesn't usually like peanut butter flavored things loved them.
I must warn you however, this isn't the healthiest dessert but for birthday's and special occasions you have to splurge a little :) We ended up discussing the importance of protein eaten with carbs in digestion, and someone (who will remain nameless) asked if this dessert was better because it had peanut butter. ha ha

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Recipe from Annies Eats
For the cake:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup creamy peanut butter
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup milk

For the topping:
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1-1½ cups chocolate chips (I used bittersweet)

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.

To make the cake, in a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir together and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed until well combined, 1-2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl between additions. On low speed, mix in the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until just combined, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

To make the topping, in a medium bowl, stir together the brown sugar and flour. Mix in the peanut butter and butter, until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the chocolate chips. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the cake batter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and begins to pull away from the sides of the pan. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Memorial Day weekend for us was great, not only did we have visitors, P, Kaepo, and I went to a nearby lake and people watched! Here is Kaepo in people watching action. Also being annoyed by "daddy" tickling him with a piece of grass?!


  1. I will not reamin nameless!!! it was Meeeeeeeeee Julie Swanson!!! lol and they were sooooooo yummy!

  2. I loooooove coffee cake...and this sounds so good!

  3. This cake made me so hungry! Not good sitting at my desk!


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