Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Peanut Patch Bundt Cake: National Peanut Day

Today is National Peanut Day! Chocolate and Peanuts go hand in hand. I've posted about Goobers, and I've posted all kinds of chocolate and peanut recipes, but one of the best sources for peanut chocolate recipes are tPeanut Associations.

Growers love to educate the public on recipes and uses for peanuts. This recipe for Peanut Patch Bundt Cake is adapted from Virginia-Carolinas Peanuts. The original recipe called for dates, but somehow I stopped using dates and just added a cup of peanut butter chips instead. So this is a very peanut-y recipe: chopped roasted peanuts, peanut oil, peanut butter chips, and peanutbutter.  Another variation on this bundt cake is to use a chocolate cake mix with chocolate pudding.

Peanut Patch Bundt Cake
Softened butter or cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped roasted peanuts
1 package (1 pound, 2.5 ounces) yellow cake mix
1 package (3-3/4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup peanut oil
1-1/4 cups water
4 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat Oven to 350.
Grease a 10-inch Bundt pan with softened butter or cooking spray.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts in pan. Shake pan in order to coat surface with nuts.
In a mixing bowl beat cake and pudding mixes, oil, water and eggs until well blended or four minutes on medium speed. Beat in peanut butter.
Pour 1/3 batter into pan; sprinkle with a layer of peanut butter chips and then a layer of chocolate chips. Repeat.
Pour remaining batter into pan and bake for 45- 50 minutes or until cake tests done.
Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes; turn out onto rack and cool.


~~louise~~ said...

Thanks for contributing this article to my paper Janet. At least I got it right this time. It looked fabulous! The recipe, of course, is just my style. Thanks for sharing.

Question? Are you posting for Agatha Christie's birthday tomorrow? And, have you ever heard of chocolate pasta? If so, or not, when you get a chance, visit Lynn and let her know.

Janet Rudolph said...

Just sent Lynn a few recipes I've posted about chocolate pasta. thanks for mentioning.

I'm at Bouchercon (World Mystery Conference), so no Agatha Christie postings tomorrow. Should mention last year's posts--Nursery Rhymes and Agatha Christie

~~louise~~ said...

That was very sweet of you Janet. She LOVED it!!! I'm not able to do a post on Agatha Christie either. I wish I could because my book, Murder on the Menu, has some great recipes to accompany her stories. Next year...

Have FUN, Janet!