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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.
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
For the cinnamon crumb topping:
For the sour cream cake:
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*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.