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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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