New Jersey Crumb Cake

"This tastes EXACTLY like Entenmanns crumb cake! When we lived in Jersey, we used to get a crumb cake on Sunday mornings. Can't find it here in TX, but this is just as good, if not better!!"
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  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat eggs and milk; mix with butter.
  • In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder, then add to butter mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  • For crumb topping: Cut butter into sugar, biscuit mix, and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle over batter in pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until done.
  • Top with the 1/4 - 1/2 C powdered sugar when cool.

Questions & Replies

  1. Love love love this recipe! Has anyone used the cake recipe to make a layer cake? My cake will have a lot of icing, so i'm looking for a less sweet cake. Will this cake recipe make enough dough for 2 8 inch cakes? THANKS!


  1. I made this today and it is WONDEFUL!!!!! I can't say enough about it. My family loved it so much, there is nothing left!!!! Thanks so much for such a yummy cake, will definatly make again!! Very easy too!
  2. Excellent recipe! Never attempted making homemade crumb cake before, but it was so simple and I had all the ingredients on hand so I gave it a shot. So glad I did. Only change I made was baking it in an 8" square pan rather than the 9x13. I think because of this the crumb topping came out thicker and more like a NJ crumb cake. Very pleased with the result and highly recommend that cake pan size. See photo
  3. This has made me SO happy. I was born and raised in New Jersey, but have not lived there for 20 years. Thank you for posting! I made this exactly as directed and it was perfect.
  4. AMAZING. personally i couldn't stop eating it. loved the slight saltiness of the topping. I divided it and made two, adding seedless raspberry fruit spread between the cake and topping layers to one and leaving the other as is. i didn't spread the fruit evenly in hopes of getting a more home-made, swirled feel to it. if i make it again i would stick with the raspberry version. it was perfect and was the more popular of the two. when it came out of the oven i was disappointed because my topping didn't look particularly crumbly, but once you slice it you can tell that topping is definitely a different texture than the cake and crumbles nicely once you dip your fork in. thanks so much!
  5. This recipe brings back memories of my life in NYC!!! My family LOVES this crumb cake! I've prepared this cake for the school teachers and neighbors -- everyone gives it a THUMBS UP!


  1. For the topping I tripled it and used 3 cups of sugar, 3 boxes of yellow cake mix, 3 sticks of frozen butter which I grated and cinnamon (to taste). Mixed all together and put on to if batter mix (which I used the original recipe but doubled it) and put in 11x13 inch pan!! Yum! Big hit at work!!!
  2. This is hands down the best crumb cake I have ever tasted. My husband LOVED it and so did the rest of the family. Super easy recipe! The only changes I made was used 50:50 white:light brown sugar for the topping instead of all white, used half of the cinnamon, and I added the topping half way through the cooking time, at about 20min (the total cooking time for me was about 40 min). Delicious!
  3. I added two tablespoons of yogurt and a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter and substituted buttermilk for milk, gluten-free baking mix for flour. And since we're in Maine, I added a cup of frozen Maine blueberries. My sweetie says that it's an 8 or a 9 out of 10! I'll make it again.
  4. Absolutely love this recipe and tried to turn it into a little closer version of Starbuck's chunkier version by doubling the topping and replacing Bisquick with Vanilla cake mix and adding brown suger along with the regular sugar- it was unbelivable! For breakfast the morning after thankgiving i made it but instead of cinnamon i used Pumkin Pie Spice - delic!! Next time will try to mix topping with Spice Cake cake mix! Thanks! Daisy



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