Old-Fashioned Crumb Cake



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 sticks margarine
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 1/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2-3/4 cup confectioners sugar

For the Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a jelly roll pan and set aside.

Add cake mix, eggs, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (may also use bowl and hand mixer). Beat for 4 minutes.

Pour into prepared jelly roll pan, and smooth with a spatula. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes (remove from oven when done, but leave oven on). While it's baking, prepare crumb topping.

For the Topping: Microwave butter and margarine in a bowl until melted (whisk together). Allow to cool and then add vanilla and almond extracts.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, and cinnamon. Cut the butter mixture into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter (or two forks) until a crumbly mixture.

Sprinkle the crumb topping onto the cake and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes at 325 degrees F. Allow to cool completely and then sift with confectioners sugar before serving.

by The Savvy Kitchen