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Irresistibly soft and light in the middle, a little crisp on the edges, wonderfully crunchy on top with a streusel topping, studded with strawberries and raspberries, with a hint of sweetness and a big dose of delicious peanut flavour throughout, this Mixed Berry and Peanut Butter Streusel Cake made with JIF Peanut Powder redefines guilt-free indulgence. PLUS a video with STEP BY STEP Instructions to make this beautiful cake! Just scroll down!
I started this year telling myself that this year was going to be different. Every year, you make up resolutions and as well-intentioned as they might be, you end up not living up to those lofty goals more often than not. And then get disappointed. I’m going to change it up a little this year. My one resolution for this year is to just be good to myself. To go easy on myself. Not set myself unrealistic standards to live up to, but instead aim for a balanced and content life, because if you’re not happy on the inside, nothing good will manifest on the outside.
And that applies to what I cook, bake, eat too. Especially so, because food plays a big part in my life for obvious reasons. The recipe that I have for you guys today and the brilliant ingredient that made it possible, definitely adheres to that “resolution”. Can a cake that is traditionally viewed as a sweet, be eaten for breakfast, be both indulgent and deceptively better for you at the same time? This Mixed Berry and Peanut Butter Streusel Cake might very well be a game changer for me, because this is breakfast in dessert clothes, and it’s an absolute doozy! And it’s extra special because it’s made with JIF Peanut Powder!
You guys know how much I LOVE discovering new products, and when I saw peanut powder(!) from JIF, I was really excited to give it a go. I mean think of all the implications…. this is made from just one ingredient; fresh roasted peanuts. It’s basically powdered peanuts from which, most of the fat and oils have been removed. And having tried it, I can safely say that JIF Peanut Powder is going to replace regular peanut butter in our household.
What I love about this product is that,
– It has all the nutritional value of regular peanut butter BUT with 85% less fat than regular peanut butter (say what?!?!). And it’s said to be great for cleanses or diets.
– There’s a whopping 8g of protein per serving. And 2g of fat per serving compared to 16g of fat per serving of regular peanut butter. And for me that means I can eat more with less of the guilt! 🙂
– And while you can totally add this to smoothies and even use it for baking, you can also reconstitute it with water to turn it into regular peanut butter like consistency. Which means you can still totally do that PBJ sandwich with this peanut powder.
– The ONLY ingredient in this product is Roasted Peanuts and it has NO ADDED SUGAR OR SALT either. Where was this product when I was living on apples and peanut butter when I was a student??
You can find JIF peanut powder in your local Walmart store. It’s in the aisle with all the jam, jelly, preserves, spreads etc. There’s also a JIF chocolate peanut powder in addition to this regular peanut powder which is perfect for those who like a little sweetness and chocolate in their smoothies.
And as for this recipe, I did what I always do when I get my hands on a new product. I experimented. I have tried this powder is several different ways – in smoothies, on toast, sprinkled on cereal, in my coffee and even created an indulgent pudding too. But what my husband and I loved the most was this breakfast slice without a doubt – this gorgeous breakfast Mixed Berry and Peanut Butter Streusel Cake is such a great way to start the day because it’s not overly sweet, it’s got protein in the form of the peanut powder and fruits.
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So whether you call it a streusel cake, breakfast slice OR coffee cake – you and I will agree on one thing – IT TASTES AMAZING!
Here’s a step by step video on how to make this Peanut Butter Streusel cake! Don’t forget to Subscribe to The Flavor Bender’s Youtube Channel so you never miss out on upcoming video recipes 🙂
Mixed berry and Peanut Butter Streusel CakePrint
For the Cake
- 5 oz / 142g strawberries and raspberries You can also use blackberries if you like
- 6 oz / 170g all purpose flour
- 6 oz / 170g ground almonds
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 28 g / about ¼ cup 4 tbsp peanut powder (I used JIF’s Peanut Powder)
- 2 oz / 56g melted butter
- 2 oz / 56g brown sugar
- ½ tsp sea salt flakes
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 whole eggs
For the Streusel Topping
- 0.5 oz / 15g all purpose flour
- 0.5 oz / 15g oats rolled oats or chopped - I chopped them roughly
- 2 scant tbsp brown sugar
- 1 heaped tsp peanut powder
- 1 oz / 28g / 2 tbsp cold butter cubed
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Generously butter a small or baby loaf pan (8 x 3.5 inches). Set it aside.
For the Cake
- Cut strawberries into smaller pieces, but keep the raspberries whole. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of brown sugar and mix it in with the berries. Leave it aside for 10-15 minutes.
- Add the flour, ground almonds, peanut powder and baking powder into a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
- In a larger bowl, mix the melted butter and brown sugar until there are no lumps in the sugar.
- Add one egg at a time, whisking in between. Add the salt and vanilla and whisk well.
- Gently mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two batches. Make sure to mix well.
- Add all of the berries (except 6-8 raspberries) into the batter (keep out the the juices of the berries), and gently fold them in.
For the Streusel Topping
- Combine the flour, oats, salt, peanut powder and cinnamon (if using) and mix. Add the cubed butter and rub it into the dry ingredients to create pea-sized lumps. Add the brown sugar and mix it in with the lumps.
- Scrape the cake batter into the buttered loaf pan and place those extra raspberries on top. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the cake.
- Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until a clean skewer inserted, comes out clean and the cake edges are golden brown.
- Let it cool in the pan for a few minutes and then remove and place it on a wire rack to cool completely.
- Serve warm or at room temperature for breakfast or tea time. Optional - sprinkle some icing sugar on top.
This peanut butter streusel cake is incredible! It’s a soft and light cake, studded with strawberries and raspberries (you can even use blackberries as well) with edges that are a little crisp (irresistibly so!), and a beautifully crunchy streusel top made with flour and oats, and it incorporates more of that wonderful peanut powder as well. The cake itself has just a hint of sweetness, not overly sweet AT ALL. There’s a hint of salt in the streusel which is a lovely touch, but most of all, what you get is the peanut flavour throughout this streusel cake and it’s just freaking awesome! It’s like peanut butter and jelly in a cake slice. But dare I say, even better!?! You could have this for breakfast (with a cup of coffee? yum!), lunch, tea time, dinner, dessert, whatever. We’ve done it all.
Or maybe you can go ahead and have it with a cup of peanut butter mocha cappuccino! You can thank me later. 😉
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