Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crumb Cake You Will NOT Believe!

Hello Thursday!! 2 more days of work and 2 weeks until the English Language Arts Exam for my students. School is nut-so trying to cram in everything we need to cover. After the test it should be smooth sailing to June. Yesterday I got home from school/work to a lovely package from Jessica at Healthy Exposures. I won a contest for a free bag of Pop Chips and she also threw in 2 Clif bars she knew I haven't been able to find! Thanks so much! I can't wait to eat one today! 

I went for a walk to my gym and then did 20 minutes on the elliptical and walked home (this was yesterday NOT this morning!). When I got home I didn't really feel like cooking, so we had omelettes. I really wanted waffles and ice cream but I don't have a waffle maker. Boo, I need to get one. For dessert Danny continues to finish off our amazing crumb cake. 

Uncle Tommy is known for his appetizers in my family..and well his desserts....and his knack for creativity...and perfection...and many other things... I posted his crumb cake recipe awhile back, but I feel like I NEED to repost it with proper pictures.  
1/2 gone...and basically because of Danny
the crumbs!!!!
to die for...

Uncle Tommy's Crumb Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 sticks of butter

Take any basic, boxed yellow cake mix, add 2 eggs and 1 1/2 cups of water and beat with a mixer for 2 minutes on medium.Once smooth, pour into a rectangular, greased and floured baking dish or aluminum tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

When you have 5-7 minutes left for the cake to bake, start making the crumbs as follows:
Combine 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Melt 2 sticks of butter and add to prior mixture.
**Crumbs form best when mixed with your hands!

Once the cake is done in the oven, sprinkle the crumb mixture over the entire surface and place back in the oven for another 7-10 minutes.

When that is complete, let it cool, and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar!
This is a huge hit for any family party. I usually will bring this to Danny's family during our summer beach week and it goes VERY quickly. We would bring it to Danny's parents this weekend, but there is only 2 pieces left and something tells me it will be gone ASAP.

Do you have any family desserts that you just can't resist?


Simply Life said...

oh that looks delicious!

pegasuslegend said...

looks so delicious! Sure there is none left at this point :)

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

This looks heavenly!!!!

My family always makes banana pudding! I love it!

Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin said...

This looks sooo good! I love crumblies.

My fam makes Eclair Dessert (w/ vanilla pudding, graham crackers, and chocolate) that is so light and delicious and also a bunch of impossible-to-resist cookies. No dessert made by the family will go untouched :)

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

Yum!! Yes please!

whataboutsummer said...

wow so good looking! does your family like dessert?

Angie said...

I know this is great, because I already tried it a while back when you gave me the recipe before, yours looks very pretty, I am going to have to make it again, it was so good.

Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers said...

Looks wickedly good. I love any kind of crumb/crumble.

My mom makes a traditional German plum kuchen that is loaded with buttery crumbs on top. She often makes a couple trays so I'm able to freeze some. I love it for breakfast. Mmmmm.

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said...

Now that looks delicious! My family recipe is a clam dip - served with potato chips...yummmmmm :)

Lisa Eirene said...

That looks like my Grandma's coffeecake--to die for!!

kate said...

Usually I look at things bloggers bake & dont have half the ingredients - but I may have all of those things in my pantry. Do I smell some crumb cake in my future?

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin said...

That looks so good! I pretty much LOVE anything with crumb topping!

My go-to dessert is ALWAYS peanut butter temptation cookies-- they disappear quickly! And if someone requests cake, then I make a mean strawberry cake with almond buttercream frosting. ;)

redkathy said...

I love crumb cake Nicole. Your Uncle Tommy is the man, this looks so fabulous I can taste it from here!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

dang. not vegan and not GF but it looks amazing! I make a raw vegan apple crumble that ive posted before that is my vegan gf way to eat things like this :)
amazing eats girl!

thx for your sports bra sweet comment :)

Amanda (The Beautiful Army) said...

mmmm.. Crumb cake. Sounds yummy. My mom makes these really good blondie brownies that aren't burnt. She DID make "snickermuffins" (snickerdoodles gone awry) once.

Ann said...

WOO! looks so delicious.. and mouth watering.

sunshineandsnowflakes said...

That cake looks amazing! I can't resist my nan's apple crumble, it's the best dessert in the world!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

i love crumb cake! just wanna eat the crumbs.

Casey Angelova said...

The last time I had a crumb cake it was an Entenmann's, which was about 15 years ago, but with our without the new photos, this looks delicious! I think I am going to have to revisit crumb cake!

Emily Ziegler said...

Oh! Man! This is awesome.

steph said...

Looks great and I love that it is made from a cake mix! Easy!! I may have to make this over the weekend

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