Rich Crumb Cake

Makes: 12 servings at 28o each.Prep: 25 minutes.Bake: at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Rich Crumb Cake
Servings: 12 Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup mini chocolate pieces
Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan.

2. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt onto waxed paper.

3. Beat butter and sugar in a medium-size bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour cream, in 2 additions; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.

5. Fold in chocolate pieces. With rubber spatula, scrape batter into prepared tube pan; smooth top.

Crumb Topping:

6. Whisk brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Using pastry blender or 2 knives held like scissors, cut in cold butter until mixture is consistency of coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the batter in the tube pan.

7. Bake in 350 degree F oven 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool cake in pan on rack 20 minutes. Gently turn out cake. Let cool on rack, crumb side up.