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Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe

This delightful coffee cake has a lightly crunchy topping and a lovely filling of nuts, brown sugar and cinnamon. "It tastes delicious," Valma Devall assures from Kennewick, Washington.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Pour half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Combine filling ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Carefully top with remaining batter. For topping, combine the flour, sugars and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Combine icing ingredients; drizzle over coffee cake. Yield: 18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 391 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2014

"My family loved this, but I was unable to make it as the recipe directed. The batter was very thick, and hard to spread. Next time I might thin a bit with milk so I get 2 full layers or use a smaller pan. Even so, with the top layer a bit scarce, it was delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"i made this coffe cake for my church bake sale and it was a hit!!! i love it,will definitely make it again!"

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