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Easy Crumb Cake

MY FAVORITE time to visit my grandmother was when she'd just taken her crumb cake out of the oven. A warm piece of that cake with a cold glass of milk was the best treat. I remember Grandma was able to simply look at the batter and know if it was right...and it was perfect every time. -Kathy Lucas, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Editor's Note: Wrap pieces of cake individually and freeze for a quick dessert.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 333 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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