Grandma's Crumb Cake (or Cupcakes)

Mikekey *


This is a recipe my grandmother made all the time. Like many of her old recipes that I have found, she didn't have instructions, just ingredients. See NOTE for making this as a cupcakes. I was the first grandchild and freely admit to being spoiled rotten. I hated raisins (still do) so she always made some of the cupcakes, or a smaller cake for me without raisins. I do like dried cranberries, so add those now when I make this recipe.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
25 Min


  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 large

How to Make Grandma's Crumb Cake (or Cupcakes)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13-x-9-inch oblong baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. With pastry knife or fingers, cut butter into flour and sugar until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to flour mixture and stir until just mixed.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and top with reserved crumbs.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  6. NOTE: To make cupcakes, line 15 muffin tins or cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners, or use nonstick cooking spray.
    Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over tops.
    Bake as above.

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About Grandma's Crumb Cake (or Cupcakes)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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