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Crumb Cake Recipe

Crumb cake – a delicious sweet treat and comfort food – is a soft, pillowy cake beneath a layer of buttery, crumbly goodness, sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon for that extra dash of flavor.

It’s a perfect treat that fits easily into your morning routine or pairs effortlessly with a cozy night in.

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Share a slice with your friends over a cup of coffee or tea, and you’ve got yourself a vintagey, feel-good experience.

This vintage Crumb Cake recipe calls for a 7 x 11 cake pan. If you use a different (larger) size, your cake will not be as thick – but still just as yummy!

Ingredients to Crumb Cake

To whip up a delicious crumb cake, you’ll need basic baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs, along with a touch of cinnamon for that irresistible, aromatic twist.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup graulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsps salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

How to Make Crumb Cake

STEP 1: Prepare 7×11 cake pan with grease, set aside

STEP 2: Preheat oven to 375F

STEP 3: In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt

STEP 4: In separate bowl, mix beaten eggs with milk

STEP 5: Cut butter into dry ingredient mix

STEP 6: Reserve one cup, and set aside

STEP 7: Combine egg/milk mixture with dry ingredient mixture

STEP 8: Mix well

STEP 9: Pour into cake pan and top with reserved mixture

STEP 10: Sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon

STEP 11: Bake approximately 35 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between crumb cake and regular cake?

Simple cakes lack any filling or inner layers of frosting, ganache, custard, or jam. Unlike regular cakes, crumb cake resembles coffee cake but has a thicker streusel layer on top.

What’s the difference between crumb cake and coffee cake?

Crumb Cake is like Coffee Cake, but better. In my opinion. The biggest reason for this is that crumbs are sweet. Because Crumb Cake has more crumb topping, it’s generally sweeter than coffee cake.

Is a coffee cake a crumb cake?

Some folks mix up crumb cake with coffee cake, but there’s a significant difference. Typically, coffee cake has a crumbly streusel topping, while crumb cake is basically equal parts crumb and cake.

How long does crumb cake last?

Allow the cake to cool completely on a rack. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Cut it into squares for serving. If there’s any leftover cake, cover it with aluminum foil and keep it at room temperature – it will stay good for up to 3 days.

Why did my crumb cake sink in the middle?

Your cake sinking in the middle can be caused by several factors: The pan is too small, There’s too much liquid, Opening the oven or moving pans during baking, Oven temperature is too low, or the cake isn’t baked long enough.

You can’t bake it again to fix it, but if it’s still in the oven and sinking, give it some extra time before opening the door or taking it out.

Crumb cake’s charm lies in its delightful combination of a soft, moist base and a generous layer of sweet, crumbly streusel, making it a beloved treat for both breakfast and dessert.

The comforting aroma of cinnamon-infused crumbs further enhances its appeal, creating a timeless indulgence that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Kitchen Items for this Recipe

Enjoy and happy baking!

How to Make Crumb Cake

Easy Crumb Cake

Servings 10 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup graulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsps salt
  • 2 large eggs - well beaten
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts - chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prepare 7×11 cake pan with grease, set aside
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt
  • In separate bowl, mix beaten eggs with milk
  • Cut butter into dry ingredient mix
  • Reserve one cup, and set aside
  • Combine egg/milk mixture with dry ingredient mixture
  • Mix well
  • Pour into cake pan and top with reserved mixture
  • Sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon
  • Bake approximately 35 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 232kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Apple Cake, Crumb Cake, Dessert

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