Hoosier Crumb Cake Recipe
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Hoosier Crumb Cake Recipe

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My husband and I live about 15 miles east of Indiana. I received this recipe about 40 years ago from a friend, but I'm not sure of its origins. Because of its name, I'm guessing it had its beginnings in the "Hoosier State".
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream and fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 222 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add flour; mix until blended. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
  2. To the remaining mixture, add the egg, buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda and salt; stir just until blended. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the reserved flour mixture.
  3. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and mint if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Hoosier Crumb Cake in Country August/September 1998, p51

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

"Hubby an I really enjoyed this cake. It turned out a little dry but the flavor was excellent. I will adjust the baking time next time I make it. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"For Weight Watchers this recipe made as is is only 6 pts. Enjoy!"

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