Crumb cake is a German specialty also known as Streuselkuchen. This popular cake is an evolution of the honey cake. Since the biblical days, it is baked and served in different countries.
Made with yeast dough, butter, flour and brown sugar, a crumb cake may be topped with cinnamon, nuts, fruits, seeds and many more. This crumb cake makes it a perfect gift to your loved ones for any occasion.
How Is A Crumb Cake Made?
To make a crumb cake, you will need an all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, packed brown sugar, unsalted butter, baking soda, eggs vanilla extract and a pinch of salt for the toppings and the cake. The measurement of the ingredients is based on what size of crumb cake would you like to bake.
After gathering all the needed materials, you will have to do the following steps:
1. Sift the cinnamon, flour, salt and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Mix them well and set the bowl aside.
2. Melt the butter on a saucepan using low heat and put on the dry mixture. Add the vanilla extract and stir it until small crumbs are formed.
3. Start making the cake. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt on a bowl and set it aside. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and add sugar on it. Mix until it becomes smooth and fluffy. Insert the eggs and the vanilla and mix them well. Put on the dry mixture until the batter becomes thick.
4. Spoon the mixture into the pan and use a spatula to make it smooth and flat.
5. Get the toppings and make a handful of crumbs according to your desired size. Spread them at the top of the cake and pat them gently on the cake using a spoon to make them hold well.
6. For 30 minutes, bake the cake in a preheated oven and wait until the top becomes golden brown. Once it cools, slice the cake into small squares.
Where Can You Find Crumb Cakes?
1. Online stores
You can use Google to search for this delicious dessert online. Most online stores are providing same-day shipment of their goods, so you are assured that they are fresh. For some, they have their website where order forms are provided, and you just have to send one through their email, but others will only provide telephone numbers on their page so that you may be able to contact them. It is best to look for a store that is near your place.
You can personally go to local stores in your town if you want to find crumb cakes. Small and large bakeries usually offer them, and you can choose from their wide range of crumb cake selection.
Crumb cakes are perfect when eaten during breakfast and coffee breaks. They can be offered to guests as well. The cakes’ sweetness and delicious taste can improve your mood and brighten up your whole day. They also make excellent gifts for all kinds of occasions.