A cinnamon and sugar snickerdoodle cake with a crumb topping. Also makes great cupcakes!

chikalin
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Cake:
Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Mix 2 tablespoons white sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon together and sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture into the bottom of the greased baking pan. Save remaining 1/2 and set aside for sprinkling over cake batter.

  • Cream together sugar, butter, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer in a large bowl. Add eggs; mix to combine.

  • Sift together all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the egg mixture in batches, alternating with milk.

  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with reserved cinnamon and sugar mixture. Set aside.

  • Mix brown sugar and cake flour together in a bowl until well combined. Cut in butter using a pastry blender; work mixture until crumbly to create streusel. Sprinkle streusel on top of cake.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

Cook's Note:

Regular flour can be substituted for cake flour, but I find that cake flour helps prevent the crumbs from sinking into the cake during baking.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; 12.6 g total fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 262 mg sodium. 60.3 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2019
If you like extra sweet then you will love this extremely sweet ooey gooey dessert. Took exactly 40 minutes to bake. It's not really a cake but more like bars which is how I cut them. While the crumb topping disappeared into the cake the middle became an ooey gooey sticky extra sweet layer. If I ever make it again I would cut the sugar in half. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2019
Too dense, flavor is not good. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2019
If you like extra sweet then you will love this extremely sweet ooey gooey dessert. Took exactly 40 minutes to bake. It's not really a cake but more like bars which is how I cut them. While the crumb topping disappeared into the cake the middle became an ooey gooey sticky extra sweet layer. If I ever make it again I would cut the sugar in half. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2019
If you like extra sweet then you will love this extremely sweet ooey gooey dessert. Took exactly 40 minutes to bake. It's not really a cake but more like bars which is how I cut them. While the crumb topping disappeared into the cake the middle became an ooey gooey sticky extra sweet layer. If I ever make it again I would cut the sugar in half. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
08/21/2019
Too dense, flavor is not good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2019
I cut back the sugar a little but other than that it was delicious! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/13/2019
Here is what I did...sprayed my 13X9 pan with non stick spray. Sprinkled 1/2 of cinnamon-sugar mix on it. Mixed up the batter. Poured the batter over it and sprinkled the rest of the cinnamon-sugar mix on top. Mixed up the streusel and sprinkled it on. Put it in preheated oven and checked after 35 minutes. Toothpick covered in batter. Checked after 40 minutes and still batter in center. After 45 minutes the edges were looking dry so I took it out and let it cool. What I had was a gooey mess in the middle (that tasted like Snickerdoodles) and a rock hard layer of cinnamon and sugar glued to the bottom of my pan that couldn't be scraped off. I almost threw the pan out but after soaking it for 2 days and lots of scraping I have my pan back. I would try this again if anyone has any ideas why this was such a disaster. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Read More