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Project Pinspiration: OMG Crumb Cake

I wouldn’t say I’m an expert by any means, but this crumb cake. THIS CRUMB CAKE!

Pintrest helped me rediscover my love for the crumby cakey goodness of all things coffee/crumb cake.  I’d see new pins of different recipes and my mouth would water in delight.  But I never wanted to make it because I knew I’d eat it all.  Finally we had company–and what better way to get rid of an amazingly scrumptious treat and have some too.

I used to look forward to going to my grandparents house for sleep overs or early mornings knowing that sitting right next to their fridge would be a box of barely touched Entenmann’s goodness.  My grandpa loved a good sweet in the morning with his OJ.  However, this crumb cake, internet, takes all.

I was originally inspired by this pin from pintrest.

{Photo courtesy of My Life as a Mrs.}

Old Fashioned Crumb Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


For the Cake:
1 box Pillsbury yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water

For the Topping:
2 sticks margarine
2 sticks butter
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
¾ teaspoon almond extract
5 1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup plus ¼ cup brown sugar
2/3 cup plus ¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2-3/4 cup confectioners sugar


For the Cake:
Prehat oven to 325ºF. Spray a jelly roll pan with Baker’s Joy (or butter and grease it). Add cake mix, eggs, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (may also use bowl and hand mixer). Beat for 4 minutes. Pour into prepared jelly roll pan, and smooth with a spatula. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes (remove from oven when done, but leave oven on). While it’s baking, prepare crumb topping.

For the Topping:
Microwave butter and margarine in a bowl until melted (whisk together). Allow to cool and then add vanilla and almond extracts. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, and cinnamon. Cut the butter mixture into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter (or two forks) until a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle the crumb topping onto the cake and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes at 325ºF. Allow to cool completely and then sift with confectioners sugar before serving.

Hope you’re inspired!!

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