Crumb cake.... got coffee?

Crumb cake.... got coffee?

Aunt Jan's Crumb Cake

This is my signature Crumb cake. The recipe card is so old and tattered, I am embarrassed to show you. 

The recipe had evolved over the last 40 years. This is my latest version.

1 box of yellow cake mix or pound cake mix*

1 box vanilla instant pudding mix**

2 eggs

2 TBS vegetable oil

1+ 1/3 water

1/4 cup sour cream (my secret)

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Blend for one minute on low, and 2 minutes on high speed.

Place in 13x9 pan which has been greased or sprayed with Pam.

Bake at 350 preheated oven for 20 minutes.


In large bowl, place:

2 cups white flour

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup sugar

(1/2 brown, 1/2 white)

1/4 cup oatmeal flakes

Confectioners sugar (for topping)

Place all dry ingredients in bowl.

Take melted, cooled butter and slowly add to dry ingredients, forming crumbs.

Take hot cake out of the oven, carefully top with Crumb mixture - make sure all surface is covered.

Put back into the oven for 20 minutes.

Cool the cake before sprinkling with powdered sugar.

Cut into squares.

*You can use any flavor cake mix

**You can use any flavor pudding mix

Note: I have made this with lemon curd spread on partially baked cake, before topping with crumbs.

If you use bundt pan, let the cake cook 30 minutes, and top with crumbs, back into the oven for another 20 minutes.


09.02.2021 09:22

Virginia Lopez

Sounds good almost like my recipe , except I don’t use oats or sour cream no pudding I do add flour to cake mix and extra egg . My crumbs are the bomb so I won’t change that. I’m going to try yours.

09.02.2021 16:56

Jan Conte

Hi Virginia,
Thanks for trying my recipe. Let me know how you like it.

08.04.2020 01:32


Is there a way to “save” this?

20.01.2022 18:43

Jan Conte

You can press the three dots on right side and choose share. You can share to yourself. Hope that works.

08.04.2020 03:37

Jan Conte

Hi Amy, yes just highlight the whole recipe, copy and then paste on a blank page. I hope that helps. Thank you for your question.