Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Peanut Butter Crumb Cake

While blog hopping recently, I came upon the cutest little baking site, called Ur Baking Me Crazy! , hosted by Hanni, who is just sixteen years old! She has several recipes listed, with lots of pictures for each one. I settled on making Peanut Butter Crumb Cake, (although there is a chocolate cheesecake recipe with my name written all over it!) because my family is nuts about peanut butter. The recipe is incredibly easy, and whipped up in no time at all.
As I mentioned in my last post, I picked yesterday to bake, thinking that the weather was 'cooler'. Big mistake! As I was assembling the ingredients and such, the sky was overcast and a storm seemed imminent. There was even a nice breeze floating through my kitchen windows. As soon as the first ingredients made it into the mixing bowl, the clouds parted and the blistering sun appeared! The humidity increased to stifling proportions and the breeze disappeared. Now, any normal person would have given up and put everything away.(especially since we don't have air conditioning!) But not me. I plugged along, determined to have cake with my tea later in the evening! So, without further ado, on to the recipe!

Peanut Butter Crumb Cake, ingriedients

One yellow cake mix (two layer size)
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
6oz chocolate chips

Method -

Beat dry cake mix, brown sugar and peanut butter together, until crumbly. Reserve 2/3 cup of mixture for topping.

Add remaining ingredients, and beat until smooth. Scraping bowl often

This is where I made a slight change. Hanni suggests just sprinkling the chocolate chips on top of the cake before baking, but with the multitude of chocoholics in my family, I decided to add them to the mix as well.

TIP - To prevent the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the cake during baking, toss them with a little flour before adding to the batter. I have no idea why this works, but it does!

Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with reserved dry mix and more chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes.

Note - Don't go downstairs and do laundry while it is baking! You run the risk of not hearing the timer on your stove, like I did. My youngest son was being helpful and took it out of the oven, and it wasn't quite cooked. So unfortunately my version turned out slightly heavy. But, it stills tastes awesome! I would definately recommend the recipe! Enjoy!

Don't you just love the saucer? It belongs to a set of dishes that were my grandmother's. I have a place setting for twelve, including dessert plates and fruit nappies! I just love them. My grandmother used them as her everyday dishes for sixty-five years. When she received them as a wedding present, the were already twenty-five years old. She and a few of her sisters all received a set as wedding gifts from their parents.
Have a great day everyone! Anne

Blessed with GraceHappyDay


  1. Looks delish! I may have to try this one!

  2. I cannot tell you how desperately I want a slice of that cake right now!!!

  3. I hope it was delicious! and yeah girl, you need to try the chocolate cheesecake it is TO DIE FOR ;)

  4. Oh boy! Peanut Butter and chocolate...SOLD! I'm printing out a version as I type. :) Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Oh that looks so good I want to go out and make one right now. Lets see if I have a cake mix.

  6. It looks great! Hey--what kind of camera are you using for your pictures? I am in the market for a camera and am trying to see what everybody is using. Any suggestions?
    :0) sharon

  7. Just stoppin' by from the tuesday recipe parties. My husband loves peanut butter so I am always looking for different things to make for him. this looks delish, and I will bookmark for later. Thanks for posting.
    a Latte with Ott, A

  8. YUMMY-I love peanut butter. Thanks for stopping by my blog-visitors are always appreciated. Your little girl dresses are adorable. I love the petal skirt.
    Tricia Leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com

  9. That looks delicious!! It would go great with my cup of coffee!

  10. I would make it but then I would have to eat it!!! It looks soooo good! How lucky you are to have your grandmother's dishes! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

  11. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse & New Friend Fridays! This sounds sooo yummy!!! I'm printing it off now! Thanks! :)

  12. She's just 16? Wow! What incredible rising talent we have in that generation! This recipe looks super scrumptious! I'm a huge fan of the Peanut Butter and chocolate combo. In fact, I'm baking some cookies inspired by that classic combo today. I look forward to trying this recipe as well.