Yield: 12 servings

Crumb Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Moist New York style Crumb Cake with a delicious, thick brown sugar topping! Better than any bakery, you’ll fall in love with this classic breakfast cake recipe!


Crumble topping

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ¼ cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 ¼ cup cake flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • powdered sugar, for topping


    1. For the crumble topping, combine the melted butter with the dry ingredients using your hands, until pieces crumble and stick together when pressed. Set aside.
    2. For the cake batter, in a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
    3. Add butter to the batter. Then add the eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla, and beat until combined.
    4. Spread batter into a 9-inch greased and floured baking dish (or use my homemade cake release).
    5. Add crumb topping to the top of the cake. Pinch pieces of the crumb topping in your hand and drop them on the cake batter. You’ll want some larger pieces mixed with smaller crumbs.
    6. Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Cool in pan before serving.
    7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving (after cooling).


  1. Buttermilk: I love the tang of buttermilk in baked goods. You can swap it out for sour cream or plain Greek yogurt if you prefer. Do NOT use anything low-fat.
  2. Softened Butter: To keep the batter thick, but smooth, start with softened, room temperature butter.
  3. FRESHNESS. Avoid dry cake by storing in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Heat slices in microwave for 15 seconds before serving for extra flavor!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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