Since I was a child my mother has been very known by friends and family for her crumb cake. She is always asked to make it, and used to make it for people’s birthdays regularly. A few years ago I asked her for the recipe and she didn’t know what to tell me since she makes it from habit and memory. Through watching her over the years and sorta helping her make it, We were able to create a working recipe together. I’ve made maybe 4 of these crumb cakes only at this point in time. Because Jan. 24th was my husband’s birthday, I made him one (he lovessss it!). I thought I’d share the recipe with you!
This is a piece from the cake! mmm so delcious!
Mrs. Jensen’s Crumb Cake (. .Mrs. Jensen is my mom)
What You’ll Need:
I use) Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow (w/ 1 cup of pudding in the mix)
1 cup water
1/3 cup of oil
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 pound butter or margerine
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1. Pre-heat oven for 375 F
2. grease 13×9″ pan, lightly covered with flour
3. In large bowl blend cake mix, water, oil, and eggs until moistened, then beat with mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes (or whisk by hand)
4. Pour mixture in pan and put in the oven for 20 minutes – make sure it is lightly browned.
5. While cake is baking, melt butter.
6. Put flour (I don’t make it level. . it overflows a little . . I just dig and put it in and it always seems to be enough), sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract into large bowl. Pour melted butter on top and mix them all together. If it seems so sticky that it would stick on your fingers, add a little more flour. It should be oily to the touch but not too dry and not too oily – this is the most important and hardest thing (to get the crumbs right).
7. When cake is done put crumb mixture on top of cake immediately in little pieces. Make sure all of the cake is covered completely so that you can’t see any of the cake peeking through.
8. put back in oven for 10 minutes (crumbs should look very very lightly brown)
9. When completely cooled off – top with confectioners sugar
10. EAT IT! SO GOOD!
Seriously. . .I’ve had lots of crumb cakes before but none compare!!!