Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl

This chocolate peanut butter coffee cake is just loaded with peanut flavor. Have it for dessert or breakfast — you decide!

The idea for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake was planted a long time ago, but it took a while to execute. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to go about this. I couldn’t decide what recipe to adapt into this Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake.

Ultimately, I decided to start with this Toll House Crumb Cake recipe from an old recipe book. I’d dog-eared this recipe years ago! I’ve wanted to try it for ages, and it had good bones for adding peanut butter to it.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake Photo

In the interest of full disclosure though, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake doesn’t actually have any peanut butter in it. Haha. But don’t write this off because it’s still fully loaded with peanut butter flavor. It’s totally jammed with peanut butter chips, and it’s got a hefty drizzle of peanut butter on top too.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake Picture

How do you feel about peanut butter chips? I actually like them quite a lot, but my family is not into them at all. I kind of understand, but I personally really like them. Regardless, even if they’re not your favorite baking chip, once you try them in this coffee cake, I think you’ll sing a different tune. They’re so wonderfully rich and melty, and they taste so much like melty globs of actual peanut butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake Image

Nevertheless, to make sure I have real peanut butter in this recipe, I gave this Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake a generous drizzle of melted peanut butter for garnish. So at least there’s that.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake Pic

I have big plans for adding peanut butter straight into the batter of a coffee cake recipe, but until I figure out how I want to do that, we’ve got this Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake to tide us over. It’s a splendid balance of both chocolate and peanut butter in a buttery, moist, delightful coffee cake.

It’s just loaded with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Each bite is chock-full of morsels. Bonus: this Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake has got a serious crumb topping!!

File 1 Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake

If you want to explore other breakfast recipes that include peanut butter, you must try this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Monkey Bread, or these super easy Chunky Monkey Cookies

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Coffee Cake Recipe

    8 Servings


For the Coffee Cake:
  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 10 ounce package Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 12-ounce package Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips, divided
For the Topping:
  • 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Salted Peanuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy.
  4. Add vanilla and eggs, beating well.
  5. Add flour mixture to the mixing bowl, alternately with sour cream, beating until all ingredients are just moistened — do not overmix.
  6. Fold in peanut butter chips and 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into springform pan.
  8. Prepare topping.
  9. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and butter, cutting with a knife or pastry blender until crumbly.
  10. Fold in peanuts, peanut butter chips, and remaining mini semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  11. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter in the springform pan.
  12. Bake for 65-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  13. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  14. Release sides of springform pan.
  15. Transfer coffee cake to a serving platter.
  16. Drizzle with melted peanut butter.
  17. Cut and serve.


Source: Adapted from Nestle Toll House.
Adapted from Nestle Toll House.
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Author: Sarah Grossett
Source: Adapted from Nestle Toll House.
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 75 minutes
Total Time: 95 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 433
Calories 966

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g
  Saturated Fat 28g
Sodium 513mg
Total Carbohydrate 96g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 65g
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

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Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!

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