Spiced Crumb Cake Spiced Crumb Cake

Author: Canadian Living

This generous crumb topping bakes into the cake batter, melding into a sumptuous afternoon treat to enjoy with tea or coffee. It also makes a nice casual dessert.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2011


Crumb Topping:


Crumb Topping: In bowl, stir together brown and granulated sugars, cardamom and salt; stir in butter. Stir in flour and almonds, pressing mixture together with hands. Let cool.

In large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture alternately with sour cream, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of sour cream.

Spread in parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan. Crumble topping evenly over batter. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

To serve, dust with icing sugar.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 172 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 380.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Potassium 117 mg
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 49 g


  • Iron 14.0
  • Folate 32.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
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