Cinnamon Crumb Cake Slice on white plate
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Easy Cinnamon Crumb Cake Recipe

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How is it already March? We are now in the season of Lent, which means Easter is coming soon! While looking for brunch recipes, I found this Cinnamon Crumb Cake in one of my vintage cookbooks.

This cake would be delicious heated up in the morning or for an after-dinner treat. There isn’t a bad time of day to enjoy it.

You probably have all of the ingredients for Cinnamon Crumb Cake in your kitchen already so that you can make it without an extra trip to the store. While I love recipes with special ingredients, this recipe is great when you decide to bake something last minute or late at night.

Slice of cinnamon crumb cake on white plate with fork
Freshly Cut Cinnamon Crumb Cake

What Ingredients Will I Need for Cinnamon Crumb Cake?

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
Ingredients on counter
Ingredients

Helpful Tips

  • A whisk can be used in place of a flour sifter.
  • Two knives can be used instead of a pastry blender.
  • To avoid a sunken cake, ensure your baking powder is not outdated.
  • Do not overmix.
  • This recipe makes one 9×9 pan. If you are having a large gathering, you may need to make two.
  • For the best flavor, eat warm.

Other Recipes You May Like

Spice Muffins or Classic French Toast also make great breakfasts. Apple & Caramel Scones and Southern Butter Pound Cake are also delicious. If you are in the mood for a quick bread, you can try this Easy Pumpkin Bread or this Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This Apple Dumplings Recipe is also quite yummy.

Cinnamon Crumb Cake Slice on white plate

Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Cinnamon Crumb Cake is perfect for brunch, an afternoon snack, or an after dinner treat! It is made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen, so no special shopping trip is required.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Flour sifted
  • Cups Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • teaspoons Baking Powder double acting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¾ Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Grease a 9x9x2 inch pan and set aside.
  • Sift flour and combine with brown sugar. Mix well.
  • Cut in butter using pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles the consistency of corn meal.
  • Scoop out ¼ cup of the mixture and set aside for topping.
  • To the remaining mixture, add baking powder, salt, baking soda, and ¾ cup milk.
  • Stir just until blended. Then, beat for 2 minutes on low or stir 300 strokes by hand.
  • Add eggs and 2 tablespoons milk. Then, beat 1 minute on low or stir 150 strokes by hand.
  • Pour batter into greased 9x9x2 inch pan.
  • Add cinnamon to the ¼ topping that was set aside. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Cut cake in pan and serve warm.

Notes

  • A whisk can be used in place of a flour sifter.
  • Two knives can be used instead of a pastry blender.
  • To avoid a sunken cake, ensure your baking powder is not outdated.
  • Do not overmix.
  • This recipe makes one 9×9 pan. If you are having a large gathering, you may need to make two.
  • For the best flavor, eat warm.
Keyword 1950’s Recipe, Cake, Cake Recipe, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Crumb Cake

*Adapted from “The General Foods Kitchens Cookbook” copyright 1959

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