Piece of crumb cake on a plate.

Easy Crumb Cake

This Easy Crumb Cake with streusel topping is the best coffee cake you can make, even if you are a beginner baker. The perfect dessert to serve with coffee or tea!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee cake, crumb cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 480 kcal
Author Anna


for the cake

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • ¾ cup buttermilk see note
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

for the crumb topping

  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line 8 or 9" square or round baking pan with parchment paper or grease and flour. Set aside.

  2. To make the cake:
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients.
  4. Whisk wet ingredients in a large measuring cup or a medium bowl.
  5. Combine all and stir until combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. To make the crumb topping:
  8. Melt butter in a heat-proof bowl, in the microwave. Start with 20-second increments.
  9. Cool it completely on the counter. It should be cool to the touch. Don't rush it and chill in the fridge or it will solidify.
  10. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and add melted butter.
  11. Stir the mixture with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  12. Sprinkle over the cake layer.
  13. Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 32 to 35 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted in a few places comes out clean.
  14. Cool cake completely before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Crumb Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.