Cinnamon Crumb Cake: moist sour cream cake ribboned with brown sugar & cinnamon, and topped with a thick layer of crumbly streusel. A total classic, so delicious with a cup of coffee!

A thick slice of cinnamon crumb cake, ribboned with cinnamon streusel & topped with a thick layer of crumbly streusel, on a dark blue plate dusted with powdered sugar.

I have certainly made my love for all things crumb-topped well known here at Baking a Moment!

There are SO many delicious recipes here that begin and end with streusel! Here’s just a small sampling:

But recently I realized there was a glaring omission in my recipe index.

No cinnamon crumb cake??

Overhead view of cinnamon crumb cake, dusted with powdered sugar, on a serving plate with two slices on smaller dark blue plates.

No no no no no. This cannot be.

So I immediately got to work baking up this total classic.

I think you are going to love it!

A thick slice of cinnamon crumb cake, ribboned with cinnamon streusel & topped with a thick layer of crumbly streusel, on a dark blue plate dusted with powdered sugar.

The cake itself is moist as can be. Of course it is, it’s made with sour cream!

But really it’s all about the crumb topping. It’s got plenty of spicy cinnamon and warm brown sugar, and there are two layers of it! One running all throughout the middle of the cake, and another thick, crumbly layer on top.

Just wait until you sink your fork into this coffee cake! All those layers together- you’re in for a real treat!

Get your mug of coffee ready!

A thick slice of cinnamon crumb cake, ribboned with cinnamon streusel & topped with a thick layer of crumbly streusel, on a dark blue plate dusted with powdered sugar.

More great brunch recipes on my “Breakfast/Brunch Recipes” Pinterest board!


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Cinnamon Crumb Cake
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Cinnamon Crumb Cake: moist sour cream cake ribboned with brown sugar & cinnamon, and topped with a thick layer of crumbly streusel. A total classic, so delicious with a cup of coffee!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crumb Cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 540 kcal
Ingredients
For the cinnamon crumb topping:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
For the sour cream cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (from half a lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar (for garnish)
Instructions
To make the cinnamon crumb topping:
  1. Place the butter in a small pot and melt over low heat.
  2. Add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt, and toss to combine.
To make the cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and mist a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer, and stir to combine.
  3. Add the butter, and mix on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed until smooth.
  5. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the sour cream, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  6. Beat on medium speed for about 1 1/2 minutes, to aerate the cake batter and build its structure.
  7. Transfer half the cake batter to the prepared pan.
  8. Top with half the topping, then spread the remaining batter on top (layers of cake batter may seem thin, but they will puff up as they bake).
  9. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon crumb mixture on top, then bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  10. Cool completely, then dust with powdered sugar for garnish.
Recipe Notes

Cinnamon crumb cake will keep for 3 days at room temperature, up to 2 weeks refrigerated, or 2 months in the freezer. Be sure to wrap tightly in plastic wrap to prevent staleness.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Crumb Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Potassium 173mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 33g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 16.1%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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