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Old-fashioned crumb cake or coffeecake

Crumb Cake

A recipe for old-fashioned buttery crumb cake also called crumb coffee cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Renee


For the crumb:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cake:

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


For the crumb:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add the vanilla to the melted butter. Pour the butter into the flour mixture and stir to mix until all the butter is absorbed and is a uniformly moistened crumb mixture. Set aside.

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 X 13-inch baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper and grease the paper. Set pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the bowl. Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together. Add the flour to the butter mixture and mix until combined. (Do not over-mix). Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread batter evenly in the pan. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the batter. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and cool on a rack. Slice cooled cake into squares or rectangles. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

A recipe for old-fashioned buttery crumb cake also called crumb coffee cake.