Crumb lover alert: this ultimate crumb cake boasts a thick layer of not too sweet cinnamon crumb atop a moist raspberry swirl and vanilla cake.
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Now this is a reason to get out of bed in the morning. These individual cakes are moist and buttery and topped with pebbly brown sugar-cinnamon crumbs.
This moist, blackberry-studded cake is topped with a layer of big buttery crumbs.
Blackberry preserves get an unexpected exclamation point with fresh thyme and lemon zest in this crumbly, buttery cake that's a cinch to make.
A moist blueberry cake with a buttery crumb topping.
Who doesn't like crumb cake? Maybe people who only like the crumb. The inclusion of blueberries in vanilla cake might change their minds.
Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Cookbook is a single gal, and being single means lots of time spent speculating about Mr. Right. She describes her Extra Crumb Coffee Cake as "The perfect husband. It has the perfect balance of substance and sweet tenderness. The filling brings in just a bit of spice. A little romance (or chocolate) never hurt anyone either, right? The topping is full of extra heart-melting goodness." Pretty sweet, Pretty sweet, don't you think?
This cake is adapted from a recipe that appeared in the Better Homes & Gardens Pies and Cakes (1972 edition). A single note preceded the recipe: "Flavor will remind you of a hot fudge sundae." I needed no further persuading.