My Crumb Coffee Cake
It is Sunday morning and time for a treat!
This recipe has been my family favorite for over 40 years.
My Dad loved it and whenever I make it I think of him.
My Hubby loves it ... with lots of cinnamon.
My Boys love it however I make it.
My Girl loves plain crumb cake.
I love it with coconut and pineapple and nuts mixed into the topping.
Yesterday we found fresh raspberries and blueberries
so today it is a
Very Berry Crumb Cake
very berry = very yummy
My Coffee Crumb Cake Recipe
3 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar.
1/3 brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
To make it Very Berry ...
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed, dried and lightly floured
1 cup fresh raspberries, carefully rinsed and dried ... raspberries mush easily,
handle with care.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Butter 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
In small bowl: combine all topping ingredients to form moist crumbs and set aside.
In large bowl: measure in dry cake ingredients and stir gently to combine. In large measuring cup, combine beaten eggs and milk and extract and then stir in warm melted butter. Add immediately to dry cake ingredients in large bowl and stir with wooden spoon just until combined. Batter will be thick and slightly lumpy. This makes a lovely plain crumb coffee cake as is.
If adding the berries, add the blueberries and fold gently. Then add the rasberries and very gently fold. A few broken raspberries add to the goodness but try to keep them as whole as possible.
Gently spoon into prepared baking dish and spread to level carefully. A few hills and valleys is fine.
Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top.
Bake 35 - 45 minutes or until puffed, lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
Set on wire rack to cool and combine the glaze ingredients and then drizzle over the warm cake. Cool about ten minutes before cutting ... unless your hubby is standing over you and cannot wait that long.
Store cold leftover cake ... if you have any ... in an airtight cake saver.
Sour Cream Crumb Cake ... substitute 1/2 cup sour cream for 1/2 cup of the milk
Buttermilk Crumb Cake ... substitute 1 cup buttermilk for 1 cup milk
Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake ... substitute 1 cup any flavor traditional Greek yogurt for the 1 cup milk
Whole Wheat Crumb Cake ... substitute half or all the all-purpose white flour
Nut Topped Crumb Cake ... add 1/3-1/2 cup of chopped nuts of your choice to crumb topping
Almond Crumb Cake ... add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract to the cake batter and 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds to the crumb topping. Substitute almond extract for vanilla in the glaze
Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake ... fold in 1-2 apples cored and thinly sliced and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to the cake batter
Banana-Nut ... Fold in 1/4 cup additional flour to original recipe and stir in 3 medium size well ripen bananas beaten with a fork and 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans after cake batter in combined
Pineapple-Coconut ... Drain small can crushed pineapple. Add drained pineapple and 1/3 cup moist flaked coconut to the topping ingredients and add put the juice in a measuring cup and add milk to make 1 cup of liquid.
Cherry Cobbler Crumb Cake ... spread 1 can cherry pie filling (or any peach or apple) into bottom of the baking dish before spreading cake mixture; add crumb topping as above.
Create your own family favorites variation ... :)