Super Easy Tagalong Pound Cake

Tagalong Girl Scout cookies are one of my favorite cookies because they combine two of my loves – chocolate and peanut butter.

It was a no brainer when the idea for this Super Easy Tagalong Pound Cake came to me. But the truth is, I almost didn’t want to share it here on the blog.

Tagalong Pound Cake

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You see, this pound cake is almost too easy, I thought you might scoff at it’s easiness.

But then I got to thinking… quick and easy desserts are like, amazing. So why wouldn’t you love this one?!

Especially since it’s a moist pound cake that’s topped with a deliciously sweet peanut butter filling and then covered in a layer of luscious chocolate.

Tagalong Pound Cake

Here’s the crazy easy part – I used a frozen pre-made pound cake!

You can find them in the freezer section near the desserts. They defrost in seconds in the microwave, but I just left mine on the counter for about 20 minutes before I topped it with a super simple peanut butter mixture (that tastes like the inside of a Reese’s… for reals!).

Tagalong Pound Cake

It took just a few minutes for me to whip up this crazy delicious dessert, so I think that’s a win!

If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter fan, or a Tagalong Girl Scout cookie fan, or just a fan of quick and easy desserts, then this one is definitely for you!

Tagalong Pound Cake

Please tell me you love simple desserts like this!

UPDATE: Watch this cute video I put together on how to make this!

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Super Easy Tagalong Pound Cake

Super Easy Tagalong Pound Cake is a delicious dessert with chocolate and peanut butter!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 (16oz) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4oz. chocolate candy melts

Instructions

  1. Place the pound cake on a sheet of wax paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, or until butter is melted. Stir until smooth and then stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, stirring again until smooth.
  3. Spread half of the peanut butter mixture on top of the pound cake and place in the fridge for 3 minutes. Spread the rest of the peanut butter mixture on top of the pound cake and place back in the fridge for 3 minutes to harden.
  4. Melt the chocolates according to package instructions and then pour evenly over the top of the pound cake, letting it run down the sides. Let harden before slicing. Enjoy!

Keywords: tagalong, pound cake, peanut butter, chocolate

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
61 Responses
  1. I have a question about this cake – I made it last night for a crowd, and though it was easy and I loved the idea, I couldn’t slice it neatly. When cold, the chocolate cracked into pieces. When at room temperature, I got through the chocolate, but the peanut butter layer squished out. Can you please tell me the best way to get those beautiful slices?
    PS – it tasted fab but it looked a mess. I want to try this one again and do it right!

    1. You could add a little coconut oil to your chocolate to make sure it doesn’t get super hard. Or you could make a chocolate ganache rather than hard chocolate for the topping if you’d like.

  2. pam

    Made this last week – just because! And now bringing it to a Superbowl Party – I decided to split it into two smaller loaves this time so there is a more even amount of cake to peanut butter/chocolate – YUM! YUM! YUM!

  3. Pat Daz

    Just LOVE this recipe … thanks so much, Shawn, for sharing!!!
    Though I am a BIG LOVER of PEANUT BUTTER and want to try this easy cake, my mind wandered on to how a cake like this would taste if I put a layer of Caramel (the less sweet kind like frosting on Caramel Cake) and Sea Salt instead of, or even in addition to, the peanut butter layer!!! YUMMY!!!!

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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