Saturday, July 25, 2015

Crumb Cake

Crumb Cake goes back in my family as far as I can remember. Every year when my mother asked what I wanted for my birthday dinner it was always the same, "Spaghetti and Crumb Cake".  My father has been requesting a Birthday Crumb Cake for several years now and Saturday I tweaked our family recipe, only adding to the heavenly taste!  Happy Birthday Daddy!

2 c sugar
2 c flour
1 c shortening

Mix these 3 ingredients until it becomes course crumbs. Remove 1 cup and set aside for topping.
Add 2 eggs and beat until smooth.

1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
 2 tsp nutmeg
 2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (or make sour milk with 1 TBSP vinegar and milk)
a pinch of love

Mix these together with batter, pour into a greased and floured  9 x 13 cake pan.  Sprinkle the saved cup of crumbs on top of batter.  Bake @ 375 35-40 min.