Monday, January 14, 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake

Who can resist the beautiful combination of peanut butter and chocolate? I know I can't! That's why it was crucial, for the sake of my hips butt and thighs, that I come up with a healthy...healthier...way to consume this irresistible duo. Below you will find a mouthwatering, yet EASY recipe to satisfy your need (yes, I just said need!) for this classic combo.

  • 1 1/4 C. All Purpose Flour
  • 1 C. White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 C. Light Brown Sugar (or equivalent substitute-I used 1C. of Splenda Brown Sugar)
  • 1 C. All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (I like Jif because it is also low in sodium)
  • 1/2 C. Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 C. Milk
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9in x 13in baking pan with cooking spray.

Using an electric mixer, combine both types of flour, brown sugar, peanut butter, and butter.  Mix well.  Remove 1 cup of the mixture and set aside.

Mix in the baking powder, baking soda, milk and vanilla.  Add eggs, one at a time and mixing well in between.

Pour the batter into the baking pan.  Sprinkle the top with the reserved flour mixture and the chocolate chips.  Bake 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

There it is in all it's glory! ;-)  Now tell me, what type of beverage do you think would be PERFECT with this tasty little treat?



  1. Mmmmm ....... Does this come out like cake, cookie, or brownie? Do you think almond milk would be an ok milk substitute?

    1. Definitely cake like....Almond Milk would make a great substitution and there would be no need to alter the measurement. :-)

    2. Yay, can't wait to try it. I was gonna make it tonight, but maybe tomorrow.

    3. Awesome! Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Yum. Now I want some for breakfast!

  3. Yum!! I may make this over the weekend with my kids!

    1. You'll be mom of the year....or, the day, at LEAST! ;-)

  4. Sounds delish just reading the recipe - I'm not much of a baker without the pre mix but this sounds like something everyone in the family would go ga-ga for.

  5. I just put it in the oven. we wille at it tonight so if the substitutions I made turn out ok I will post the recipe...Otherwise I'll try again. Thanks!!!