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Super Crumb Cake Recipe

posted by Julie Evink on March 16, 2016

Super Crumb Cake ~ This Delicious Coffee Cake Recipe Starts with a Yellow Cake Mix and is Topped with a Thick Crumb Layer! Crumb Lovers Won’t Be Able To Stop With One Piece!

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You know what my favorite part of a coffee cake is? Def the crumb topping! So when I saw this coffee cake I knew I’d be sure to love it. Plus it starts with a boxed cake mix. So simple and fast. I know, I know some people swear against them but hey I can’t do it all in life so boxed cake mix is my friend.

A few weeks back we were blessed, no sarcasm here, with a snowstorm which resulted in work being 2 hours late. By the way I could REALLY get used to not starting work until 10 am. But I digress. On my two hour late start, which felt like I was back in school, I whipped up this coffee cake. It was a co-worker’s birthday and I try and bring treats whenever possible for these occasions. He had mentioned a long time ago that he loved a good crumb topping on his coffee cake. I knew this was the perfect treat for him!

I arrived to work through the blinding snow and drifts with a warm coffee cake. Think my boss will make this two hour late start happening again if I promise goodies? One can only hope right?


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Super Crumb Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Serves 12 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix + Cake mix ingredients
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare your cake mix according to the directions on the back of the box. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour cake mix batter into pan.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until center is just barely set. Wiggle the pan and make sure it's not to jiggly!
  4. While the cake is baking prepare you crumb topping. Grab a big bowl and combine the butter, flour, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until it is crumbly.
  5. Top cake with crumb topping as soon as it is removed from the oven. Put back in oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the crumb topping looks done.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 485kcal Calories from fat 162
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 272mg11%
Carbohydrate 76g25%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 21g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    Love how thick the crumb topping is on this coffee cake!

    • Julie

      In my opinion the crumb topping is the best part so why not go overboard with it?!

  • Rina@Itheecook

    I always have trouble with the crumbs! Yours look perfect. New follower here 🙂


    • Julie

      Glad to have you Rina!

  • Paula-Riverton Housewives

    The crumb topping is by far the best part! We’d love for you to link this up at our party!

  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

    Super! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I’ve pinned it!

  • Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    This coffee cake is PERFECT!!!!!!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I love how simple this is! The crumb is DEFINITELY the best part, so why fuss over the cake?!

  • Teresa

    I just finished making this. YUMMY!!!! I’d like to try your Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake next!

  • Ginger Jeanne

    This was so easy to make and it came out delicious! I would definitely make this again.

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Ginger! Thanks for letting me know!!

  • Kay

    Made this to bring to a brunch, where I was requested to bring a gluten and dairy free coffee cake. Worked perfectly and was delicious – even the non gluten free people enjoyed it. I used Betty Crocker’s GF Yellow cake mix, Bob’s gluten free baking mix flour, and Nucoa stick margarine (first preference would have been Earth Balance margarine but store didn’t have it). Loved the layer of topping. Thank you. Will look forward to trying your other recipes.

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