Saturday, April 16, 2011

Crumb Cake ~ From My Mothers Kitchen

Since receiving several requests for
The Crumb Cake recipe mentioned in my post 
"Please Come For Tea", I thought what better 
way to share it than on my blog....Enjoy...

Crumb Cake

Preheat oven to 375 F
Grease a 9-inch square cake pan.

In small bowl of electric mixer, cream
¾ cup of butter {my Mother used lard}
Blend together {rub}
1 cup of white sugar
Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour
and blend until resembles cornmeal…crumbs.
Reserve 1 cup of this mixture and set aside

Sift together and add
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
½-tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

Then mix in
2 eggs
1 cup of buttermilk or sour milk

Fold in
1 cup of raisons
1 cup of currants

Pour batter into prepared pan.  Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
Bake in preheated 375 oven for 40 - 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes then remove from pan.

From my Mothers own pen


  1. That looks so good. Just copied it down, Thank you so much. Can't wait to try it. Susie

  2. This looks awesome. I will have to make it soon and let you know how it went. Thanks!

  3. Wonderful! I'm going to have to try it! I love the photo of your mom's handwritten recipe, it brought back memories of my mother's recipe box with each card written in her hand and used over and over hundreds of times during her life. Treasures! Thank you for sharing!
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  4. Cool, Thank you. Just wanted to check though 1/2 cup baking soda?

  5. Corrected Linda... lol! 1 tsp baking soda ...thanks

  6. I don't cook. Never. Well, maybe this time.

    Pop past to pick up your award!

  7. We have an award for you , my sweet... could you stop over and pick it up??

  8. Being a retired Chef I can tell from the recipe it will be awesome. I intend to make it this afternoon.Thanks for something delicious


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