Grandma's Crumb Cake (or Cupcakes)

Grandma's Crumb Cake (or Cupcakes) Recipe

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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.


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15 Min
25 Min


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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)


  • 1Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Coat a 13-x-9-inch oblong baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2With pastry knife or fingers, cut butter into flour and sugar until crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping.
  • 3Add remaining ingredients to flour mixture and stir until just mixed.
  • 4Pour batter into prepared baking pan and top with reserved crumbs.
  • 5Bake 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • 6NOTE: 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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