Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

Try this Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake for breakfast one morning and watch the smiles start to happen.

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top

I may or may not be responsible for creating muffin and coffee cake snobs out of my children.

They have become so used to me adding chocolate chips to just about everything I bake.  So, now when I make a fruity or plain dessert I get looks.

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top
You know the looks?  One eyebrow raised, wide eyed, and a hip stuck out…oh, wait I think that’s just the look my almost teenage daughter gives me on any topic.  Naaaah, she’s a good kid, but don’t leave the chocolate chips out of the muffins and cake.  

I started to get the looks when I admitted that I did not add chocolate chips to this coffee cake.  Lucky for me, I DID add an entire bag of mini peanut butter cups to the cake.  That got some smiles from my girl!  She is definitely my child!

This coffee cake is really just an easy spice cake.  Save a little bit of the dry ingredients to sprinkle on top for a streusel.  After spreading the batter in a pan, sprinkle it with peanut butter cups and the streusel.  Go ahead and cut the peanut butter cup minis in half.  It makes them go a little bit farther, and the peanut butter melts into the cake as it bakes.

Any day that you can call peanut butter cups breakfast is going to an awesome day!

What have we learned today?
1.  Don’t mess with teenage girls and their chocolate chips.
2.  Coffee cake made with peanut butter cups is an awesome breakfast.

I think you need to add peanut butter cups to your shopping list right away :-)

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake - an easy spice crumble cake with peanut butter cups baked on top

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Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 pieces of cake

Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Cake

A homemade spice cake topped with peanut butter cups and a crumb topping is a delicious way to start the day.


2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 cup butter milk
1 bag Reese's Minis, halved (8 ounce bag)


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Remove 1/2 cup for topping.
  2. Add the baking soda, oil, egg, and butter milk and stir until combined.
  3. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with the peanut butter cups and reserved topping mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool. Serve warm. Cut into 24 squares.

 A few more breakfast recipes that we enjoy around here:

Berry Coffee Cake 1-1

Berry Coffee Cake

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins 1

Coffee Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sour Cream Coffee Cake 1

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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  1. says

    Oh, no. You put crumb topping on something with peanut butter cups! Now I’m doomed.
    And I hear you. When I bake without chocolate, people just eye me with open suspicion. Like I’m up to no good at all.
    This is fabulous!
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  2. says

    May I come over for breakfast?? Chocolate, PB & coffee cake are three of my favorite things, but I had never thought to combine them all together. Totally brilliant — and pinned!! :) My entire family (extended out-of-town relatives too) love a tiny particular restaurant chain in the Bay Area solely because of their coffee cake. It’s about 6-8″ high, full of fresh juicy blueberries, and topped with the thickest, most amazing cinnamon crumble. It’s practically a felony to go to Hobee’s and not get a piece, just like it would be to have breakfast with your family and not take a taste!
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