Thursday, October 22, 2009

You'll Want to Eat Every Crumb of This Easy Crumb Cake

Today's recipe is one that's brand new to me, but it's so easy and so tasty that I know I'll be adding it to my regular recipe repertoire (!). I found it at the Pantry Party recipe swap hosted (hostessed?) by Jane from The Thrifty Countrywoman.

This recipe is one of Jane's own contributions; it definitely fits the pantry party criteria of using common pantry/stockpile ingredients, and my criteria of being quick, easy, and delicious.


  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c butter or margarine
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 c chopped nuts 1
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 T baking powder

Mix together brown sugar, flour, and salt. Cut in butter or margarine until the mixture is like coarse meal or bread crumbs.

Measure one cup of the crumb mixture and set aside.

To the remaining mixture, add baking powder and milk. Spread into a greased or cooking sprayed 13 x 9 inch pan. (The batter while be similar in consistency to brownie batter.)

Add cinnamon and chopped nuts to the 1 cup of reserved crumbs, and sprinkle over the top of the batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

The only thing I might do differently is add just a smidge more nuts--I admit I'm a bit of pecan nut--I love the taste of the pecans on top after they've been toasted, ummmm.

This cake is light in texture, and has a unique, not overly sweet taste--perfect with a cup of coffee or hot tea--or a cold glass of milk. It's definitely a keeper.

To find more links to good recipes see:

The Pantry Party at the Thrifty Countrywoman (look for additional recipes and links in the comments)

Recipe Party at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality

Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum

Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairy Tale

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!


  1. Yours looks prettier then mine! Glad you liked the recipe! The gals and guys sure posted some good looking recipes didn't they? I think that pecans are the best nuts to use too. But then I think pecans are the best nut for baking period!


  2. GREAT!!! YUMMY!!! recipe. I love pecans.

  3. Look delish, Charlene. I am going to give this a try! Thanks!

  4. Crumb Cake is always such a good cake. It's one of my fall back recipes and always appreciated.

  5. I love crumb cake ... and this recipe does look quick, easy and just perfect! ( I'm also a peacan fan!) Happy Foodie Friday!

  6. This looks and sounds delish!!!
    If you're a nut nut then you might want to check out my fresh apple nut cake I just posted on my blog (I'm a bit late for Rhoda's recipe party but....)

  7. That looks so easy... It would be a great recipe to do with the granddaughter. Thanks!
    Have a wonderful week end!
    ~Really Rainey~

  8. It does look like a nice cake. I, too, love pecans and find this very tempting.

  9. Looks like lots of pecan lovers here and you can count me in as one. Quick and easy is a great combo and I'm going to take your advice on adding more nuts.

  10. I love coffeecakes and am always on the lookout for another great recipe. This looks wonderful! Thanks -

  11. This looks so good that I might give it a try (and I don't enjoy baking that much!)

  12. I have added this to my collection to make. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This looks great! I love coffee sytle cakes. I'll be trying this one :)


    P.S. Come pay me a visit and enter in for my giveaway :)

  14. Charlene,
    That just looks so good! I'm definetly going to have to try it
    @ cooking with vickie