Old Fashioned Crumb Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Old Fashioned Crumb Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Old Fashioned Crumb Cake

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"A simple, moist mellow spiced crumb cake that is perfect for brunch or any other time. Long time family favorite. "

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 inch baking pan or casserole dish.
  2. Combine sugar, flour and butter. Use a fork to cut butter in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture to use as topping.
  3. To the remaining flour mixture, add cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt. Lightly stir in the buttermilk and egg. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle cake with reserved topping.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2009

Like most folks, I changed it a bit, but maybe in an unexpected manner. I eliminated the cloves and used only cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp total. Then I divided the batter into 6 large muffins. I topped the muffins with the crumbs as directed and baked according to directions. My family loved them.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2003

This cake was pretty good, but I'd call it a spice cake instead of crumb cake. The cake has a dark color, because of the cinnamon and cloves. The crumb topping was sparce.


32 Ratings

Feb 01, 2010

I didn't have buttermilk so I used 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup milk and this was WONDERFUL!

Feb 07, 2007

Yummy! Call it what you will, spice cake, crumb cake - whatever, but make sure you call it delicious! I found it very moist with just the right combination of spices and flavorings - I also love a crumb topping and was looking for something just a little different, and this fit the bill nicely. I took it to work and it soon disappeared. I did add some raisins and walnuts, but no doubt it would have been just as good without them. I will definitely be making this one again soon.

Jun 22, 2009

Excellent and easy. I did not have cloves or buttermilk,substituted nutmeg and milk with a teaspoon of vinegar. Made this as a side for Dad's Day scrambled eggs with cheese and Canadian bacon...he love it.

May 25, 2009

I first tried Crumb Cake while on vacation in Honolulu and I was keen to try making this cake myself. I used this recipe and found that it made a wonderful tasting cake that was easy to make and very moist. The only thing I would possibly change next time would be a slight reduction in the amount of cinnamon but for those that like their spice, stay with with the recipe measurements. A delicious cake and one that I will definitely make again.

Dec 07, 2008

I loved this recipe! it baked up wonderfully .. I had added left over nuts that I had laying arround almonds and pecans and walnuts it was fantastic I also substatuted the butter milk with half sour cream and real milk it was fabulose

Mar 08, 2012

This was definitely more of a spice cake, all the spices made it taste like a pumpkin cake too! We liked it, but if you are looking for a crumb cake, I would advise another.


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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