Peanut Butter Crumb Topping

28 Nov

I have to admit, I don’t always bake from scratch.  It’s not because I don’t want to but we don’t always have the time or all the ingredients needed on hand.  There are those times when you have to cook for a pot luck at work or for your child’s school bake sale, and weeknight baking takes up a lot of time after getting dinner to the table and lunches ready for the next day.

Baking from a mix doesn’t always have to taste like it came from a mix.  There are lots of alternative uses for cake mix.  By doing a couple of extra steps you can take ordinary to the next level 🙂

I put this crumb topping on an Apple Caramel Cake, but it would work well on a spice cake or as a topping for oatmeal muffins.

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  • Boxed Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup Quick Oats
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter (I used crunchy)
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar


  1. Mix cake mix as per box instructions
  2. Combine Oats, Peanut Butter and Brown Sugar
  3. Put crumb mixture over prepared cake mix
  4. Bake as per cake mix instruction
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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Baking, Desserts, In a Pinch, Peanut Butter


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