Delicious Peanut Butter & Jelly Coffee Cake Recipe

Greetings coffee and dessert lovers, I have a recipe that will surely tickle your taste buds. Are you ready for an exciting twist to the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich? We present to you our Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake Recipe!

Imagine the nostalgic flavors of creamy peanut butter and sweet jelly jam embedded in a soft and moist coffee cake. Trust me, with every bite, you’ll love each layer of this cake. But wait, it gets better. Our streusel topping crumbles on top of your fork, adding an extra crunch to each bite. And the sweet syrup glaze drizzled on top elevates the flavors of both peanut butter and jelly.

This recipe is not only easy to make but also versatile, you can create variations such as using different flavors of jelly or even substituting the Bisquick baking mix with vegan or gluten-free options.

So what are you waiting for? This coffee cake recipe is perfect for any time of day, whether it’s breakfast, a midday snack break, or an evening dessert. Get your aprons on, and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake

Dear coffee and peanut butter jelly lovers,

I assure you that this Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake Recipe will take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey. This recipe is a perfect combination of two timeless flavors: peanut butter and jelly, blended into a warm and moist coffee cake that will make your day extra special.

The soft texture of the cake blends perfectly with the creamy peanut butter, while the tangy jelly filling adds a tinge of sweetness that will linger long after you take the last bite. You’ll fall in love with this recipe because it offers a classic twist to the traditional flavors that we all know and love. By combining them in this unique and exciting way, this recipe stands out as a one-of-a-kind treat.

Furthermore, the recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require much preparation time. Even if you’re not an experienced baker, you can effortlessly recreate it at home. All you need is peanut butter, jelly, Bisquick baking mix, eggs, milk, sugar, and butter, which are all readily available pantry staples.

In just under an hour, you’ll have a delectable homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake ready to satisfy your cravings or impress your guests at any time of day. Whether you’re looking for a sweet dessert or breakfast meal with a significant touch of nostalgia and comfort, this recipe has got you covered.

In conclusion, there’s nothing more satisfying than indulging in a slice of warm cake with your favorite cup of coffee. The recipe combines two beloved flavors into one mouthwatering creation that will leave you wanting more. So don’t hesitate to give it a try and enjoy every moment!

I’m sure Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake will become a go-to recipe in no time!


Your friendly barista

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven: Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.
A slice of heaven: Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake recipe:

  • 2 cups of Bisquick baking mix
  • ⅔ cup of creamy peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg

For the crumb topping:
– 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
– 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
– 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

For the streusel topping:
– 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
– ⅓ cup of sugar
– 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

For the jelly layer:
– 1/2 cup of your favorite jelly or jam

For the simple syrup glaze:
– ½ cup of sugar
– ½ cup of water

Note: You can use any flavor of jelly you prefer for this coffee cake recipe, but grape jelly or strawberry jelly works best. Also, this recipe can be modified to be vegan by using a vegan cake mix and replacing the egg and dairy with appropriate substitutes.

The Recipe How-To

 Warm wishes served in a plate with Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.
Warm wishes served in a plate with Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.

Now, let’s get into the fun part – making this delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.


To begin with, we need to gather all the ingredients that we will use in this recipe. For this, we’ll need:

  • 2 cups of Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg

For the filling:
– 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
– 1/4 cup of brown sugar
– 1/4 cup of your favorite jelly or jam (we recommend grape jelly or strawberry jam)

For the Streusel Topping:
– 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
– 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
– 1/4 cup of light brown sugar
– 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

For the Simple Syrup Glaze:
– 1/4 cup of water
– 1/4 cup of sugar
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s start with the recipe instructions.

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Step 2: Grease a pan

Take an eight-inch cake pan and grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Set it aside.

Step 3: Mix dry ingredients

Take a medium-size bowl and mix together Bisquick baking mix and sugar. Then add creamy peanut butter, milk, and egg to bowl and whisk everything until you get a smooth batter.

Step 4: Make Filling

Now using another bowl, melt three tablespoons unsalted butter in a microwave oven for a few seconds. Add brown sugar as well as grape or strawberry jelly and stir everything using a whisk.

Step 5: Streusel Topping Preparation

Take a small bowl and mix together all-purpose flour, creamy peanut butter, light brown sugar, and unsalted butter. The mixture should appear crumbly.

Step 6: Add different layers

Now take our greased pan from step 2 and pour half of the batter mixture in it. Then add the filling mixture we made in step 4 to the top of this batter layer. Make another layer of the rest of the batter on top of the filling mixture.

Step 7: Add Streusel Topping

Sprinkle streusel topping over everything we just added.

Step 8: Pop it into the oven

Now put our mixture into a preheated oven (375°F) for around 25-30 minutes until it is fully cooked.

Step 9: Simple Syrup Glaze Preparation

During baking time, make simple syrup by combining sugar, water, and vanilla extract in a non-stick

Substitutions and Variations

 A delicious blend of coffee and cake – introducing Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.
A delicious blend of coffee and cake – introducing Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.

When it comes to making a coffee cake, there are countless ways to customize the recipe and make it truly your own. Here are a few substitutions and variations you can try to put your own spin on this peanut butter and jelly coffee cake recipe:

– Flour: If you don’t have Bisquick baking mix on hand, you can make your own by combining all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. For every 1 cup of Bisquick called for in the recipe, use 1 cup of all-purpose flour mixed with 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt.

– Peanut Butter: If you’re not a fan of creamy peanut butter, you can substitute crunchy peanut butter or any other nut butter that you like.

– Jelly: Feel free to switch up the jelly flavor based on your preferences. Grape jelly or strawberry jelly are classic options, but you could also use raspberry or blackberry jam for a more unique taste.

– Streusel Topping: To switch things up, consider adding some chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans to the streusel topping.

– Vegan Option: For a vegan version of this cake, replace the egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons water) and use dairy-free milk and butter substitutes.

These are just a few suggestions – feel free to get creative and experiment with different substitutions to make this recipe your own. No matter what variations you try, this tasty peanut butter and jelly coffee cake is sure to be a hit at any breakfast or brunch gathering.

Serving and Pairing

 Start your mornings with a delightful twist – Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.
Start your mornings with a delightful twist – Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.

Once your peanut butter and jelly coffee cake is out of the oven and cooled, it is time to serve and enjoy this delicious treat. This dessert/snack is perfect for a lazy Saturday morning or an afternoon tea break. Those who love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will undoubtedly appreciate this cake.

Pair this coffee cake with a piping hot cup of coffee, which helps enhance the flavors of the peanut butter and jelly. The aroma of fresh coffee together with the sweetness of the cake will delight your senses.

This cake can be served as a tasty treat at any gathering, and it pairs well with fruit salad or yogurt for breakfast. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top of the cake to make it even more decadent.

The streusel topping adds a nice crunch to the cake’s texture, but you can also sprinkle some chopped peanuts on top for extra crunch. If you want to give it a chocolaty twist, add some chocolate chips to the batter during preparation.

In conclusion, this peanut butter and jelly coffee cake recipe is simple yet amazing, serving it with your favorite beverage or topping will enhance your experience.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A coffee cake that tastes like childhood – Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.
A coffee cake that tastes like childhood – Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.

If you’re running low on time or planning to host a brunch, this Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake recipe can be made ahead of time. You can refrigerate it for up to three days or freeze it for future use.

To store the coffee cake before serving, wrap it in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. If frozen, thaw the coffee cake overnight in the refrigerator before reheating it.

To reheat, preheat your oven to 350F (180C) and place the coffee cake on a baking sheet. Cover it with foil if you want to prevent the top from browning too much. Place it in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until it’s heated through.

If you prefer not to use an oven, you can also reheat slices of the cake in the microwave for 15-30 seconds each.

Whether you serve this Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake fresh out of the oven or reheated, its flavors will remain deliciously intact. Don’t forget to add a dollop of creamy peanut butter or jelly on your plate to experience the ultimate PB&J taste sensation!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Two classics come together to create a masterpiece – Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.
Two classics come together to create a masterpiece – Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake.

As a seasoned barista, I have learned some valuable lessons over the years when it comes to making the perfect coffee cake. With that in mind, here are my top tips for achieving baking success with this peanut butter and jelly coffee cake recipe.

1. Use room temperature ingredients – Ensure that your eggs, milk, and butter are at room temperature before mixing them with other ingredients. Cold ingredients can take longer to mix together and can result in a tough cake.

2. Don’t overmix – Mix your batter until just combined. Over-mixing will cause the gluten in the flour to develop too much, resulting in a dense and chewy cake.

3. Take the time to prepare streusel topping – The streusel topping is what gives this coffee cake its signature crunch. Make sure to follow the instructions precisely for preparing the streusel as it can be easy to mess up if you don’t take the time to do it right.

4. Add peanut butter layer in between batter – This extra step of spreading a peanut butter layer on top of your batter before adding jelly adds an extra creamy mouthfeel and flavor to your cake.

5. Use parchment paper – To ensure that your coffee cake doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pan, use a parchment paper lining so that you can easily remove it from the tin once it’s baked.

6. Bake on lower rack positions – Since this coffee cake has a thick layer of streusel on top, I recommend baking on a lower oven rack position so that it doesn’t burn during baking.

7. Let cool before slicing – As tempting as it is to dig in right away as soon as your coffee cake comes out of the oven, let it cool completely before slicing into it. This will allow the crumb and jelly center to set, which makes for easier cutting and cleaner slices.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to effortlessly make this delicious peanut butter and jelly coffee cake. These tips are also applicable to other similar cake recipes, so don’t hesitate to apply these tips for a greater success rate in your baking endeavors.


Before we wrap it up and leave you to try out this scrumptious Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake recipe, let me address some of the frequently asked questions that you may have in mind. In this section, you’ll find helpful answers to common concerns involving ingredient substitutions, dietary restrictions, leftover storage, and other vital tips to ensure you get the best out of this recipe. So, read on for more information.

What makes coffee cake different from cake?

What sets coffee cakes apart from other cakes is their unique topping of streusel and absence of frosting. While some varieties might have a glaze drizzled on top, others contain a swirl of streusel or are filled with delicious additions like fruit, nuts, or chocolate.

What jelly is best with peanut butter?

While grape jelly is a classic choice for PB&Js, there are plenty of other delicious fruit spreads that can be used instead. Give strawberry, raspberry, red plum jam, mango, blackberry, blueberry, and boysenberry a try to switch things up and potentially discover a new favorite nut butter combination.

How do you increase the flavor of coffee in a cake?

As a barista, let me give you some insider tips on how to create a delicious coffee-infused baked good. Introducing coffee flavor to a baked good batter can be a challenge. However, I have two fail-safe methods to share with you. One is to add a teaspoon of instant espresso powder to the batter, and the other is to infuse coffee into the milk used for the recipe. By infusing coffee into the milk, you will not only add flavor, but also create a moist texture that everyone will appreciate.

If you want to enhance your recipe even further, try adding a mocha swirl to it. A mocha swirl is essentially made by mixing unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and a tablespoon of coffee and swirling it on top of the batter just before baking. This technique will create a beautiful marbled effect while adding a rich and complex taste to your baked good.

Next up, we have crumb topping. This decadent layer can be taken a notch higher by incorporating coffee into it. To add coffee to the crumb topping simply mix it with some espresso powder or instant coffee and watch your crumb topping come to life. The coffee will add depth and richness to the texture and flavor.

Last but not least, we have the glaze. A boozy latte glaze is an excellent way to finish off a coffee-infused baked good. To make this heavenly glaze, mix sifted powdered sugar, instant espresso powder, vanilla extract, a dash of milk, and a splash of liqueur. Once the baked goods have cooled, drizzle the glaze on top and you’ll create a sweet and boozy masterpiece.

These tips and techniques are sure to transform your baked good into a coffee lover’s dream. Impress your friends and family by serving them these delicacies or take them to the office and watch your colleagues swoon. So what are you waiting for? Start baking and have fun experimenting with the various techniques that infuse coffee into your treats!

How do you moisten a coffee cake?

As a barista, I’ve learned a few helpful tips when it comes to making coffee, and the same goes for making cakes. If your cake layers turn out a bit dry, don’t fret. One option is to brush them with a simple syrup glaze. This adds moisture and sweetness to the cake, making it more enjoyable to eat.

Another trick to add moisture to the cake is to soak it in milk. This will infuse the cake with a creamy texture and make it less dry. But be careful not to soak it for too long, or it could become too soggy.

To add some flavor to your cake, consider filling it with mousse or jam. This adds a nice contrast in texture and taste, making it more interesting and exciting to eat.

Once you’ve added the filling, the next step is to frost the entire cake. Use your favorite frosting recipe, or try something new to mix things up. This will help keep the cake together and give it a polished appearance.

Finally, once the cake is all assembled, stick it in the fridge to chill for a bit. This allows the flavors to meld together and makes it easier to slice and serve. And there you have it, some helpful tips for making the perfect cake.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this peanut butter and jelly coffee cake recipe is a must-try for any coffee lover with a sweet tooth. The flavor combination of peanut butter and jelly in a crumbly coffee cake is simply irresistible. With simple and straightforward instructions, it is easy to make even for novice bakers.

By using Bisquick baking mix, this recipe cuts down on preparation time while still delivering a moist and fluffy coffee cake. The streusel topping adds an extra crunch that perfectly contrasts with the creamy peanut butter and jelly filling.

So why not treat yourself to something indulgent for breakfast or as a dessert? With endless ways to customize the recipe according to your preferences, this peanut butter and jelly coffee cake will become your new favorite. I guarantee that once you try it, you’ll be hooked, so don’t hesitate to give it a try!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Coffee Cake Recipe

This is for the peanut butter & jelly lovers out there. I've made it for a breakfast treat and also as a dessert. We find it to be good anytime!!! I like it because the ingredients are things you usually have on hand.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 354.8 kcal


  • 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (I use Splenda)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup jelly (the flavor you like) or 1/2 cup jam (the flavor you like)


  • Heat oven to 400.
  • Grease layer pan 9X 1 1/2 inches.
  • Mix baking mix& sugar.
  • Cut in peanut butter.
  • Mix in milk and egg.
  • Beat vigorously 1/2 minute.
  • Spread in pan
  • Spoon jelly or jam onto batter and spread thinly
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown Serve warm.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 90gCalories: 354.8kcalCarbohydrates: 52.5gProtein: 7.9gFat: 13.4gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 39.9mgSodium: 593.1mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 24.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Easy
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