Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Peanut Butter Filling

This month marks Bake or Break’s first birthday! In this inaugural year, I’ve made 18 different kinds of cookies, 8 kinds of brownies, 13 cakes, and various other things totaling almost 100 different recipes. Thanks to everyone for reading my ramblings and sharing your comments. Now, on with the next cake…

For Fathers’ Day, I obviously wanted to make something that my Daddy would love. Knowing his enormous love of peanut butter, I went in search of a recipe with plenty of peanut butter. Surprisingly, I had a bit of a hard time finding one that sounded just right. After a while, I found these mini bundt cakes brought to us by Emeril. Chocolate and peanut butter being one of the best combinations known to man, I was excited to make these little cakes. Of course, I convinced myself that I needed a second mini bundt pan to make life easier. So, I was also excited to go buy that mini bundt pan I’ve had my eye on.

Dessert gets mini-sized with Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Peanut Butter Filling. A perfectly delicious choice for fans of peanut butter and chocolate! - Bake or Break

My only word of caution for making these has to do with the mini bundt pans. Make sure you spray/grease them generously. Cleaning those up was tedious to say the least. There will actually need to be some time and space before I get those pans out again. Of course, I’m not likely the only one who enjoys the baking far more than the cleaning.

These are great little cakes for serving a crowd. When it comes time for dessert, there’s no slicing and doling out. Everyone just gets their own pretty little cake. I did wait to add the glaze until right before serving, but that was simple enough. My opposition to cleaning aside, this proved to be a good recipe that everyone really liked. I worried about the size of each one being too much for one person, but judging by the cleaned plates that clearly wasn’t an issue.

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Peanut Butter Filling

Prep Time: 29 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 mini Bundt cakes

Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Peanut Butter Filling


    For the cakes:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 & 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces melted unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • For the glaze:
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


To make the cakes:

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour 12 1-cup individual Bundt tins.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in chocolate and vanilla.

Gradually add flour mixture, alternating with milk. Begin and end with flour mixture. Mix just until combined.

Fill each prepared Bundt tin 1/2 full. Scatter some peanut butter chips around the center of the batter. Pour remaining batter over peanut butter chips.

Bake 18-20 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then, remove cakes from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.

To make the glaze:

Combine cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar, and milk. Mix until smooth. Spoon over each Bundt cake. Allow glaze to set before serving.


Recipe adapted from Food Network.

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  1. Nicole June 24, 2007 Reply

    Hard to believe we’ve been doing this for a year now! I was drooling over these little cakes at Flickr so had to come over and check them out! :-)

  2. Joe June 24, 2007 Reply

    Happy 1 year!

  3. Meeta June 25, 2007 Reply

    They look incredible. Happy Blog Birthday!

  4. brilynn June 25, 2007 Reply

    That’s an excellent cake for a first blog birthday, looks great!

  5. Ellie June 26, 2007 Reply

    Happy blog birthday!

  6. Carol Pittman June 27, 2007 Reply

    I need the recipe for Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Peanut Butter Filling.
    Thank you so much.

  7. jennifer June 27, 2007 Reply

    Hey, Carol! There’s a link to the recipe in the post. Here it is again: Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes


  8. veuveclicquot July 2, 2007 Reply

    Happy Blog birthday!

    Those little bundt cakes look delish. PB & chocolate is one of my favorite combinations.

  9. Melisser August 3, 2007 Reply

    These look gorgeous! Like all men, my husband would love the choco-peanut butter combination.

  10. Curtis Stotlar September 18, 2007 Reply

    These mini-cakes are delicious if you like a hint of peanuts. Peanut chips are peanut butter, way toned down. I like the peanut butter itself with cream cheese, milk and other additives. The chips seem to fall short, though.

  11. Bridgett April 3, 2009 Reply

    These look sooo good. I love my mini bundt pans for parties. It does make the whole dessert thing much easier when your guests can just pick one up.

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