Classic Crumb Cake: A Timeless Treat

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There’s something undeniably comforting about a classic crumb cake, with its buttery soft base and a thick, crumbly topping dusted with powdered sugar. This recipe captures the essence of what makes crumb cake so beloved, offering a perfect balance of textures and flavors.

The Story

The crumb cake, with its roots in the German tradition of streuselkuchen, has become a staple in American bakeries and kitchens. This version elevates the traditional recipe with a rich, vanilla-infused cake and a generously layered, cinnamon-spiced crumb topping that makes every bite a delightful experience.

Why You Should Make

This crumb cake recipe is ideal for any occasion, from a cozy family breakfast to an elegant afternoon tea. Its simplicity, paired with the joy of homemade baking, makes it a rewarding endeavor for bakers of all levels. Plus, it’s a crowd-pleaser that never fails to impress.

How to Serve

Serve the crumb cake slightly warmed or at room temperature. It pairs beautifully with coffee or tea, making it a perfect treat for morning or mid-afternoon indulgence.

How to Store

Store the crumb cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight at room temperature before serving.


  • Ensure all ingredients, especially butter and eggs, are at room temperature to achieve a smooth batter.
  • For the crumb topping, mix until just combined to keep the texture light and crumbly.
  • Sift the confectioners’ sugar over the cooled cake for a picture-perfect finish.

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