Annie’s Crumb Cake

First of all, you’re welcome for this one! I’m a coffee lover and this is one of those cakes that pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee.

This recipe is from my mother-in-law. She worked in a bank 35 years ago. She had a customer(I assume that is Annie), that owned a yarn shop in Sayville. She gave her this recipe and she’s been making it since. It’s made in a big sheet pan and feeds a crowd. This recipe is really simple and the only thing you’re making homemade are the crumbs! I think I may need to find Annie, whoever she is, and see what other recipes she has in her recipe book.

So, take a break in the middle of the day. Sometimes all we need is a cup of coffee and a little piece of cake to keep us going for the rest of the day😊. You don’t have to tell anyone you had a piece of cake in the middle of the day or that all you did was make the crumbs!

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Annie's Crumb Cake


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 sticks of COLD unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling in the end.


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prepare cake mix as per directions on the box
  3. Pour in a greased pan
  4. Bake for 20 minutes
  5. When done shut off the oven.
  6. While the cake is baking, prepare the crumbs.
  7. Mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.(If you have a sifter, sift the ingredients together)
  8. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  9. Add the butter and cut it in until crumbs form.
  10. Sprinkle the cake with all of the crumbs mixture that you made.
  11. Put the pan back in the oven(oven is off)for 10 minutes.   (That is the original instructions. After making this several times myself, I feel like the crumbs need more time in the oven. I keep the oven on and bake for the 10 minutes. Then I turn the oven off and leave it in for 5 more minutes.)
  12. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


If you like this you’ll love:

Pretzel Bark

Apple Cake🍎

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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