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THE Crumb Cake

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:

For cake:
I use) Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow (w/ 1 cup of pudding in the mix)
3 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup of oil

For crumbs:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 pound butter or margerine
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Now to make it!!
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!!!
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31 thoughts on “THE Crumb Cake

  1. That looks and sounds delicious :)I guess re the dress-posting-neurosis I don't think getting positive feedback is really my motivation – I think I am just a photo addict. Must have a photo, then I can relax :)Can't wait to try that cake. Thank for sharing the recipe 🙂 Happy weekend!

  2. This looks amazing! I've been cooking more lately, but unfortunately we need to get our oven fixed before I can try this out. More motivation to do so, haha!Funny, we both posted recipe blogs today. =) Great minds, right?

  3. It is so nice that you and your mom shared this…family tradition is as sweet as this recipe…great post. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes..Enjoy your weekend.

  4. You are completely perfect in my mind. You have an amazing sense of style, you have the cutest kids that I have ever effing seen, a seemingly cool husband, you are beautiful, and you make crumb cake??? I love that you are all of these things and yet very unique. 🙂

  5. yum this looks so good ive never heard of curmb cake before but i def wanna try it!! 🙂 thanks for your lovely comment on my controversial post hun. meant a lot to me 🙂 x

  6. Yum! That looks awesome a friend of mine gets us crumbcake from Packanack Lake Bakery and I was saying how I'd like to get a good crumbcake recipe. Can't wait to try it, thank you and your mom for me! While you are at it give her a hug for me, I miss her =( Meri

  7. Yum! That looks awesome a friend of mine gets us crumbcake from Packanack Lake Bakery and I was saying how I'd like to get a good crumbcake recipe. Can't wait to try it, thank you and your mom for me! While you are at it give her a hug for me, I miss her =( Meri

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