Putting the crumb in crumb cake
I’m not really sure what it is about crumb cake that I love so much. Wait, yes I do – it’s the crumb. It really is the best part. The more crumb, the better. This particular crumb cake has double the crumb but it is added in a way that makes this cake so incredibly moist yet it tastes like a mixture between bread and cake. It got a HUGE thumbs up in my house.
Banana Bread Crumb Cake
You could even add some chopped walnuts to this if you want to amp up the banana bread flavor. Take this to your next get-together and I promise you’ll come home with an empty dish!
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3 ripe bananas
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 350F degrees Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In your separate mixing bowl (I’m using my stand mixer with the paddle attachment), mash bananas well.
Mix in butter until combined (on low setting so it doesn’t fly everywhere on ya.)
- For the cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- For the crumb filling & topping:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 1 cup cold butter cubed
- For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In your separate mixing bowl, mash bananas well. Mix in butter until combined
- Then add in sugar eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Slowly stir in flour mixture and milk until combined (alternating the milk and flour until it is all incorporated.)
For the crumble topping & filling: In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and cubed cold butter using a fork, pastry cutter or your hands. It should start to look almost like sand with coarse crumbs.
- Pour half of the banana batter into your prepared baking dish.
- Then top the batter with half of the crumb mixture.
- Then pour the last half of the banana batter on top of the crumb mixture.
- Finally, layer the last of the crumb mixture on top.
- Bake for about 50-60 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
- While it is cooling, make the glaze topping.
Whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle glaze all over crumb cake.
This cake can be served warm or at room temperature. It does not need to be refrigerated but make sure you put a lid on it or cover with plastic wrap to keep it moist.
recipe from Cookies & Cups