Piece of Crumb Cake
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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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 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


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until center is just barely set. Wiggle the pan and make sure it's not to jiggly!
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Don't overmix the cake batter otherwise the texture of the cake might not be as soft. Just mix the ingredients until combined.
  • Use an electric mixer to make the topping. It will make it very easy to get the butter fully into the other ingredients so you get that crumbly texture. The texture you are going for is almost a coarse sand, if that makes sense!
  • Be careful to not overbake the cake. When you first put it in the oven you are only baking it long enough to partially cook it and you should pull it out when the center is just barely set. Give the pan a gently wiggle - the cake shouldn't be super jiggly otherwise the crumb topping might sink into it. You want it firm enough to support the topping.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg