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Let me be the first to say people will want the recipe! I have lots of neighbors who drop in all the time, and are welcome to whatever I have cooked or am cooking. I have already printed this recipe four times since I made it yesterday, and am just now posting my review. I followed the recipe exactly from start to finish. Delicious! Try it, you'll like it!
Like other reviewers, I didn't have either size pan--used a 9X13 and had to bake quite a bit longer. I also halved the topping--that just seemed like an incredible amount! Halving covered the entire top. It tasted good, but I guess I expected "wow" after reading some of the rave reviews and luvmybge's introductory comments. It's not that, but it is easy and flavorful.
Absolutely phenomenal recipe. This is exactly what I was looking for and it was a huge hit with everyone. Not too sweet or rich in any way but totally delicious and so easy! Thanks so much.
I thought this recipe was okay. I did not have an 11 x 17 or 10.5 x 15 inch pans, so I used a 9.5 x 13 and filled an additional muffin tin. Guessing the time with the sizes I used was a little tricky. Turned out okay, but the crumb topping was not as sweet as I would have liked.
really yummy even though i try to make baked goods from scratch start to finish. i was in a rush so i tried this recipe. EVERYONE loved this. i think it tastes even better the next day. throwing the crumb topping ingredients in the processor gets it done fast and easy...just don't let the butter be too soft.
I haven't made this exact recipe just yet, however I have one very similar to it but mix the cake as directed on the box, beating longer than the directions call for. One option is to use cinnamon cake mix to give this cake extra flavor. This cake tastes even better than store-bought!
One caveat, the butter should not be almost melted for the crumb topping. I usually take the butter from my freezer and let sit on the dining room table for 4 hrs. It is then pliable but not melted. I've gottent the best crumbs this way. I've also done a variation recommended by my DH substituting cocoa for cinammon, grating chocolate shavings in the topping and marbling the cake. I am a big baker but let me say doing the Cake Doctor thing with the homemade crumbs works. Almost too well, I'm now on hospitality and make 3 trays a month at church because everyone loves it!
I love this cake wesell it in our deli everyone loves it we double the recepie
Sorry, but I didn't like this one. It was not like a crumb cake at all - more like birthday cake on the bottom. It tasted like boxed mix - which it was. The crumb topping wasn't very crumbly - (maybe too much butter). If you are going to the trouble of baking - don't use boxed mix.
This is unbelievably delicious for such an easy cake to prepare! My whole family adored it; my little brother had three pieces! I loved that it used cake mix because that made it so much simpler. I realized after getting home from the grocery store that I was out of butter cake mix, so I used yellow cake mix. After reading others' reviews, I added two teaspoons of cinnamon to the cake mix before baking, along with a teaspoon or so of vanilla. Then, I added an extra teaspoon of cinnamon to the crumb topping. This intensified the cinnamon flavor but was definitely not too much. I served it sprinkled with confectioner's sugar, as suggested, but also topped with Cool Whip! Talk about delicious and decadent! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe.