Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cake Mix Crumb Cake

I made this crumb cake for my son's 10th birthday treat for school.  He likes to stray from the standard cupcake or cookie, and I'm now certain he gets a small kick out of watching me scurry to make a dessert that screams "homemade."

These tiny gems scream that very word.  Only they are easy, fast and only require prepared yellow cake mix, and ingredients for the crumb topping.

That's it.

This was my favorite crumb cake, because it wasn't too heavy and it had crumbs the size of boulders. Add in easy to make, and it was win-win.

You need:

1 box yellow cake mix, prepared
Dark brown sugar
2 sticks melted butter
Vanilla extract
Powered Sugar

Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan or dish.

Prepare cake mix.

Pour into dish.

Prepare crumb topping, recipe below.  Set aside.

Bake according to directions, but remove 1/2 way through baking and add crumb topping.

Place back in oven and bake until center of cake is cooked through (when inserted tooth pick comes out clean and free of batter)

Allow cake to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting. Dust generously with powdered sugar.

Crumb Topping:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix with the brown sugar. Set this to the side.

Melt butter and pour on top of the dry mixture. Add the vanilla. Stir with a fork until the mixture comes together to form small crumbs (if you clump it in your hand, it should easily form crumbs).


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