I have a deep and sincere love for anything that has a crumb topping. I passed this love to my children, who now also eat Dutch Crumb Donuts and prefer crumb cake with crumbs the size of boulders.
This cake is my version of a crumb cake with crumbs the size of boulders. You have to look closely to make sure there is actually cake under those crumbs.
Just the way I like it.
3 c. flour
1 c. sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk (can substitute milk)
1/4 c. oil (or applesauce)
3 tsp vanilla
For the Crumbs:
4 c. flour
1 1/3 c. brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 sticks butter, melted and cool
confectioner's sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350
Grease and lightly flour 9x13 baking dish.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar baking powder and salt. Stir.
In another bowl, combine egg, milk, oil (or applesauce) and vanilla. Using mixer mix well on low speed. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients, mixing slow until batter is smooth. Pour into baking dish.
To make crumbs, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon, mix well. Add melted butter and stir until those delectable crumbs form.
Sprinkle crumb topping over cake batter. Bake for 25-30 min, until a toothpick inserted into center is dry. With so much crumb, you need to make sure the cake is cooked through.
Enjoy. And don't forget that cardio.