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

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7x11 inch baking pan or casserole dish.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

204 calories; 8.4 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 187 mg sodium. 29.8 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2003
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. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
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. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
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. Read More
(37)
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2003
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. Read More
(28)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
I didn't have buttermilk so I used 1/2 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup milk and this was WONDERFUL! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2008
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
I added pecans and whisky soaked raisins I'm a huge fan of crumb topping (muffin tops oh yeah) so I always go heavier with that. Read More
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