Peanut Butter Cake with Streusel Topping

    50 minutes

    This is a great cake recipe for peanut butter fans; peanut butter is in the cake but also rubbed into the streusel that covers the top.

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    Serves: 16 

    • Streusel Topping
    • 1/2 cup (60g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (90g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
    • 60g butter
    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 cup (165g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 65g butter, softened

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23 x 33cm cake tin.
    2. Streusel Topping: In a small bowl combine the flour and brown sugar. Rub in the peanut butter and butter between fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
    3. Cake: In a large bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk, eggs, peanut butter and butter. Mix well and pour into prepared tin. Spread evenly then sprinkle streusel over top.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    My daughter made several cakes for the county fair, and this was one of them. She made it in a tube pan and increased the baking time (I think about 50 minutes?). She won a blue ribbon and class champion for Jr. Specialty Cakes, so I would say that's a pretty good recipe. She "taste-tested" one on my coworkers before we make the "good" one for the fair, and everyone loved it. Her grandmother says it froze well, too.  -  28 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    YUM! i cut this recipe in half and baked it in an 8X8 pan, but i'm sorry i did b/c i hardly ended up having since my family gobbled it all up. i added some chopped bittersweet chocolate i had lying around to the struesel topping and some vanilla to the batter.  -  16 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Holy cow was this recipe ever awesome!! The cake came out moist and tastey. I added chocolate chips to the streusel topping. I think next time I make it I will try it without the streusel and just ice it. Fantastic!  -  15 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)