Black Forest Crumb Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Pepina Rae

WOW! Here's a winner for you. This is simply scrumptious.

Top Review by andreaadams01

This cake was good, however, I could not get the middle of the cake to bake until firm. I finally took it out of the oven because the outside of the cake was getting to the point of being overdone. What we did eat turned out well, though. Perhaps I will try it again at a higher temperature. Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. CRUMB TOPPING: Stir together flour, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Use a pastry blender to mix in brown sugar. Cut in cold butter until mixture is made up of medium crumbs about the size of peas. Stir in almonds; refrigerate topping while preparing cake.
  3. CAKE: Grease bottom of an 8 or 9-inch square disposable pan; place in a larger pan or on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl of an electric mixer, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Briefly beat in eggs and butter; mixture will be crumbly.
  5. Drain liquid from cherries into a measuring cup; add enough cream to make 3/4 cup liquid. Beat liquid into cake mixture. Add extract; continue to beat at medium speed until batter is smooth and light. Stir in cherries and minichips.
  6. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan; smooth top. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
  7. Bake about 35 minutes. (Test for doneness with wooden pick in center of cake.)
  8. Let cool completely in pan. Just before serving, dust with sifted powdered sugar.

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