Monday, September 26, 2011

Crumb Cake

This cake is, by far, my family's favorite dessert. It is sort of like a spice cake. It's from an old war recipe handed down through my family. It's amazing!

This recipe originally made a smaller pan, but we always double it so there's enough to go around. Here I am sharing the doubled recipe.

I thought I would share the recipe with you all. Here it is:

Crumb Cake

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
2 tsp. salt
Rub together as for pie crust with a fork or pastry blender.
Save 1 cup crumbs to sprinkle on top of cake later.
2 cups sour milk
1 tsp. each of baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla.
Mix. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Sprinkle crumbs evenly on top of cake.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes.


Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

I hope you're all having a great day!

Note: I am re-posting this to enter in Miss Johanna and Miss Grace's Walk Through the Orchard.


  1. i sniff the beginning of a new treat! trying this out tomorrow morning. :)

  2. Yummy! I love your blog!

    There's a great bunch of giveaways going on here:

    God Bless~

  3. Let me know if you like it, Sheean!

    Tirzah, thank you! I am going over to check out those giveaways now. :)

  4. Yum! :) That sounds delicious. I will ask my mom if I can try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings in Christ,
    P.S. Thank you for your comment on my blog, Maid For Him! :)

  5. It's really good. :)

    You're welcome! I enjoy looking at other people's contributions to photo contests. :)

  6. Looks scrumptious! Do you think one could substitute the shortening for softened butter? {Our family is trying to limit our intake of vegetable fat this year :-)} This is a must try recipe!

  7. You probably could substitute. I never have, but there probably wouldn't be too much of a difference.

  8. I want to thank you so very much for taking the time to be a part of my Autumn event, Emily.

    This Crumb-Cake looks simply scrumptious... a must try to be sure! *smile*

    Abundant Blessings to you,
    ~ Miss Johanna Rose


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