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A slice of crumb cake with powdered sugar and a coffee cup in the background

Crumb Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, german
Keyword: coffee cake, crumb cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Brenda
This moist and super rich layer of crumbs is a decadent breakfast or dessert with the spice of cinnamon. This recipe is super easy and simple to make.
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For the Cake

The Crumbs

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • 2 tbsp 10x Confectioners Sugar

Kitchen Equipment Needed to Make This Recipe


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Make your favorite yellow cake mix according to the directions on the box. Bake as per the directions on the box.
  • While waiting for cake to cook, combine flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until begins to look like crumbs.
  • When cake is fully cooked, add crumbs to the top of the cake and return to oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Slice and enjoy! This is great recipe to bring to a gathering or any place where it will be shared. Optional 10x sugar can be dusted on before serving.



  • Avoid mixes that use butter in the mix. It doesn't seem to work well with this recipe
  • You'll still need to add the ingredients needed to make the cake.
  • Calorie count only takes the crumb mixture + boxed cake mix into account.
  • If you don't like as many crumbs as you see here, the recipe can easily be cut in half.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg