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Best Crumb Cake Recipe

So Simple and Best Crumb Cake

This So Simple Crumb Cake is out of this world delectable. So easy to make with a shortcut trick. Best crumb cake recipe you’ll ever eat. Enjoy every crumbly bite!





This simple crumb cake recipe comes from my dearest friend Regina. It’s the most decadent cake yet so simple to make. 

Regina is an amazing baker and cook. She has been kind enough to share so may of her delectable 

 recipes with me over the years so I can share them with all of you.  

You’ll have to check out all her recipes from pasta to pork, to steak, to soup, oh and many, many more along with some of the best desserts ever! Check out Regina’s Snow Ball Cookies, they are melt in your mouth deliciousness. For all of her recipes featured, Just put in Regina under search and her recipes will pop up. You are going to love each and every one of them! 


What Makes This Best Crumb Cake Recipe The “Best”?


As Regina says, “This cake is anything but shy on crumbs” That alone is what makes this crumb cake the best of the best!

She certainty went all out with the crumb topping which we all know is the best part of a crumb cake.

The second best part about this cake being so delicious is the recipe is so simple to make. 

That’s why it’s called Best Crumb Cake Recipe. There’s a special shortcut part of this crumb cake that you will love that makes the recipe so easy-peasy.


But, to be honest, making a crumb topping, especially a piled high one like Regina’s is so much fun to make. Don’t you think so too?

If I’m going to get my hands into any kind of food, cinnamon crumb topping would have to be at the top of my list.

I have served this crumb cake so many times over the years since Regina shared this recipe with me. My family and friends have adored it and have literally begged me to make it for them when we get together.

One time I had a neighbor that was getting over hip surgery. I brought this over while she was recuperating at home and she was in tears when I handed her the crumb cake.

She told me she had remembered when she had come over one day when we first moved in and I had just taken a crumb cake out of the oven and after sitting and chatting for a while I offered her a couple of pieced to take home.

She said her husband loved the crumb cake so much he was grabbing at her piece. I kind of don’t blame him. LOL!

All these years later she meant to ask me for the recipe but had forgotten to.

I had told her once she is healed up I would give her the recipe but, in the meantime to just enjoy the baked crumb cake I had given her that day.

A year or so later, she dropped me a note in my mailbox and asked me for the recipe. At that point I forgot I offered her the recipe. She hadn’t.

  I happily dropped off the recipe the next day and since then, she’s been making this crumb cake for her family and friends and of course they love it just as much as she did the first time I served it to her years ago.

I hope you enjoy this crumb cake as much as everyone who has been lucky enough to enjoyed a piece or two, or three…

A big thank you to Regina again for another one of her amazing recipes.


So Simple Crumb Cake Recipe

Yields: 24 servings


Would This Crumb Cake Also Be Considered A Coffee Cake?

This would surely be put in the category of a coffee cake. This simple crumb cake recipe is a breakfast/brunch type of cake which makes it a coffee cake. But, since it has the biggest crumb topping, I left out the coffee cake in the title and left it as a crumb cake. If you look up coffee cake on Google, I bet most of them will come up as a crumb top coffee cake just like this one. However, I bet you won’t find one with a crumb topping like this one!



What Are The Ingredients In This Crumb Cake That Makes It The Best?

Believe it or not, there are simple everyday ingredients in this so simple crumb cake. 




What Makes This A Shortcut Recipe In This So Simple Crumb Cake? 

When you see the first ingredient, you’ll know why it’s a shortcut recipe. A cake mix works as the base of this so simple crumb cake. The rest are simple, everyday pantry items and just a couple of ingredients from the fridge to make the most incredible and towering crumb topping. 


Here Are The Ingredients:

  • Butter Yellow Cake, or any yellow cake mix  (plus recommended ingredients on the box)
  • all purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  •  vanilla extract
  • unsalted butter, softened
  • full printable recipe with amounts below







How Do You Prepare This So Simple, Best Crumb Cake Recipe?

The simple directions are below. Don’t forget to scroll down to print out the directions and full recipe. 


Here Are The Simple And Easy Directions To Make This Amazing Crumb Cake Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 15″ x 10″ or similar size baking dish like a 9 x 13 size pan. The crumb topping will be even higher and serving will be closer to 18.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on box and bake for only 20 minutes in baking dish.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl with a pastry bender or clean hands.
  4. Sprinkle crumbs onto hot cake, then return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes more.  Be sure to test for doneness. Use a long wooden skewer or toothpick. Should come out with slightly moist to dry crumbs or no crumbs. 
  5. Let cool on wire rack until cooled. 
  6. When cooled, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Just a recipe note.Regina cut her pieces in squares. You can cut them is triangles like I did in some of the photos. The square photo is Regina’s original photo. 
  7. Full printable recipe with amounts below.


Enjoy the deliciousness!


Here is another recipe from Regina, make sure you check all of her recipes out! 

Cold Oven Roast Beef





Print recipe below

Best Crumb Cake Recipe

This Best Crumb Cake Recipe is out of this world delectable. So simple to make with a shortcut trick. Best crumb cake you'll ever eat.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake, Crumb Cake, Dessert, Shortcut,
Servings 24 servings
Author Regina,


  • 1 box yellow butter or yellow cake mix
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 sticks(1 pound) unsalted butter, softened
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 15″ x 10″ or similar baking dish. Prepare the cake mix as directed and bake for only 20 minutes in baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl with a pastry bender or clean hands. Sprinkle crumbs onto hot cake, then return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes more.  Be sure to test for doneness. Check with wooden skewer or toothpick, dry to moist crumbs or no crumbs. When cooled, sprinkle with confectioners sugar.  Enjoy!

So delicious! 



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Bye for now…


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