There’s no better after-school snack than this kid-friendly crumb cake, handy when your audience might be skeptical about rhubarb or cranberries. Apricot jelly is my personal favorite, but grape jelly gives the cake a classic, nostalgic flavor.
Love to Cook? Sign up for eletters today and get the latest from Fine Cooking plus special offers.
Combine the peanut butter, flour, brown sugar, and peanuts in a mixing bowl. Work the mixture between your fingers to form large crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium-high until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the egg mixture and mix until well combined. Add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Place the jam in a small bowl and whisk until loosened and spreadable. Use a small offset spatula to spread the jam over the batter. Break the peanut butter mixture up into large crumbs with your fingers and drop them over the jam. Bake the cake until it is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Release the sides of the pan and use a large spatula to slide the cake from the pan bottom to a wire rack. Cool completely, cut into wedges, and serve.
Make Ahead Tips
Store uneaten cake in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.
We haven't received any reviews yet for this recipe.
Have you made it? Tell us what you thought!
Travel to the interior of Provence when Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking visits Cadenet, France. Host Pete Evans takes a trip to see how the covetable fleur de sel salt…View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras
© 2018 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fine Cooking may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased through links on this site, including Amazon Associates and other affiliate advertising programs.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?