For those of you that have never heard of a crumb cake, it is basically a sponge on the bottom with a crunchy crumb on the top. And it is delicious. Whenever I tell any of my family and friends that I am baking, 9 times out of 10 they ask me to bake a crumb cake, because I haven’t come across anyone that doesn’t like it yet! The recipe is more of an American thing as I’ve never seen it here in the UK but if you haven’t tasted it, you are certainly missing out. In this post, I’ll be taking you through the recipe and method with which I used to make this delicious treat. I am not a baking pro by any stretch of the imagination and I find this pretty easy to make so calling all amateur bakers, this might be for you!
You will need:
- All purpose flour
-Pure vanilla extract
How to make:
First you want to pre-heat your oven to about 180 degrees and lightly spray a 9 by 12 and a half inch baking tray with oil. Rather than use one pan, I decided to bake mine in 2 separate pans as I was making this for a friends birthday.
In a bowl, you need to mix 200g of flour, 65g of granulated sugar, 2 and a half table spoons of baking powder and half a teaspoon of salt so that it looks like this
In a separate bowl (preferably a different colour so that you don’t get mixed up) place together 1 egg, 2 table spoons of rapeseed oil and 2 teaspoons of good quality vanilla extract. This is what it should look like
I then slowly folded the dry mixture into the wet mixture, bit by bit, before whisking it all together slowly, using a stand mixer. When it is all mixed, you should have a batter that looks like this:
In the tray you sprayed with the oil, add the mixture and spread it out evenly so that you have something like this:
So that is the sponge taken care of. Now for the crumb!
In another bowl combine 320g of all purpose flour with 200g of brown sugar and 1 and a half teaspoons of ground cinnamon, like this.
Then melt your butter in the microwave and bit by bit, pour the melted butter into the dry mixture and mix with a spatula until large crumbs are formed. Then, sprinkle the crumbs over the batter in your baking tin and spread out so that it looks like this:
And then it is finally ready to go in the oven. Place your crumb cake on the middle shelf of the oven and set a timer for 25 minutes. After 10 minutes, turn your tin so that the heat is circulating properly. After a further 15 minutes, open up the oven and stick a toothpick through the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean, your cake is baked. If it comes out with some mixture on, leave it in for another 3 minutes.
This is the finished result!
If you try this out, let me know! I’d love to see how it turns out thanks for reading!
mmm sounds great !!
It sounds delicious!! I bet mine would be no where near as tasty as yours ha
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Oh my, this sounds amazing! And I haven’t had dessert yet…