|2½ cup||All-purpose flour|
|1½ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|½ cup||Unsalted butter; at room temperature|
|¼ cup||Chunky-style peanut butter|
|2 teaspoons||Vanilla extract|
|1 cup||Dairy sour cream|
|½ cup||Welch's Grape Jelly|
More Back of the Box Gourmet By Michael McLaughlin If you can think of grape jelly and not think of peanut butter you must be a recent immigrant from a distant star system. Welch's is the brand we earthlings reach for when we hunger for peanut butter and jelly. First manufactured in 1923 by a company originally founded to produce a non-archolic alternative to communion wine for teetotal Methodist churches, the jelly was eventually packed in decorated glasses (Tom and Jerry, the Flintstones, and Howdy Doody come immediately to my mind), no doubt contributing to its kid appeal. No directions are needed for making a PB&J sandwich, but turning the concept into a Bundt cake requires the following formula.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baking rack in the bottom third of the oven. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. Beat in sour cream. Reduce mixer to lowest speed and gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just blended.
Spoon half of the batter (about 3 cups) into a greased 12-cup Bundt pan.
Dollop 3 T. of the jelly over batter, avoiding edges of pan. Partially stir jelly into batter using a skewer or thin-bladed knife. Spoon remaining batter into a pan and dollop and swirl remaining jelly into batter.
Bake for 1hour or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
Let cake cool in pan for 10 min., then invert onto wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Gilding the Lily: Though the recipe doesn't suggest it, a piece of this cake absolutely requires a big glass of ice-cold milk.
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #6 by janet <tjw@...> on Feb 10, 1999, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.
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