Crumb Cake

Recipes are like old friends.

You smile at the thought of them,

Anticipate the pleasure of their company,

Enjoy spending time with them.

And… favorite recipes become family.

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Crumb Cake has been in my repertoire longer than I can remember.  The notation on it (written by my Mom) says:  “This was Mom’s recipe and my favorite cake.”  (In reference to my Grandma!)

I make it for my Mom’s birthday every year , or every time we go to Minnesota — whichever comes first.

The only embellishments required are a plate, a fork, a napkin, and a cup of coffee.  (And birthday candles now and then!)

Crumb Cake

1-1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup sour milk (or scant 3/4 cup milk mixed with 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice)

Preheat oven to 350°.  Lightly grease a 9″ square baking dish.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt.

Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until crumbly.  Reserve a 1/2 cup of this mixture for the cake topping; set aside.

To remaining mixture, add the egg, baking soda and sour milk.  Mix well.  Spread batter in prepared pan.  Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top of cake.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool slightly on a wire rack.  Serve warm.

Enjoying good ol’ family recipes,

~ Kim

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12 thoughts on “Crumb Cake

  1. This is what I call a fabulous comfort food, Kimby…it not only tastes so simple clean and yummy, but it brings forth all those warm feelings of home, family, Mom, and your life…love it!! xo ally

  2. Oh crumbs, there goes my diet :)
    You’re so right … a good simple recipe and a keeper! This is going to get adopted into my family just as soon as my diet is over … like in 2 seconds!

  3. Thanks, everyone, for your comments, compliments, and condolences. I’m finally back home and will be catching up with all of you soon! Take care. ~ Kim

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this, I can’t wait to make this cake and grab a cup of tea and enjoy!

  5. My mother in law is here and I was thinking to make a nice crumb cake for her. I recollected that you had posted this recipe a while back, so thought of checking out your crumb cake recipe. This is really great…I am going to make this for her…

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