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Hoosier Crumb Cake

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


  • 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


  • In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add flour; mix until blended. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
  • To the remaining mixture, add the egg, buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda and salt; stir just until blended. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with the reserved flour mixture.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and mint if desired.
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  • sands351
    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.

  • tttern
    Mar 16, 2013

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