Old-Fashioned Crumb Cake

Recipe by Pepina Rae
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 350°.
  • Generously grease bottom and lightly grease sides of 10-inch springform pan and dust with flour.
  • With electric mixer, mix flour, sugar, and salt in large mixing bowl until blended.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Remove 1 cup of crumbs to separate bowl.
  • Mix baking powder and soda into mixture remaining in large mixing bowl.
  • Add buttermilk, egg, and vanilla; mix well until batter is thick, smooth, fluffy, and frostinglike, 1 1/2- 2 minutes.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
  • Add nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and allspice to reserved crumbs; toss with a fork or your hands until blended.
  • Sprinkle crumbs over batter, pressing lightly so that mixture adheres.
  • Bake cake until center is firm and cake tester comes out clean, 50- 55 minutes. TIP: Do not insert a toothpick to test for doneness until center is firm when pan is shaken.
  • Transfer cake to rack; remove pan sides.
  • Let cake cool completely, about 2 hours, before serving.
  • When completely cooled, cake can be slid off pan bottom onto serving plate.