What’s better than sipping your coffee in peace in the early morning hours? Sipping it alongside a plate of delicious cinnamon crumb cake. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast, it’s easy to make, and it pairs extremely well with a cup of hot coffee and good conversation with a friend. What are you waiting for? Check out the recipe!
1 ¼ cups dark brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter (melted)
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (softened)
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups sour cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Begin by creating your topping: in a large bowl, mix your dark brown sugar and your white sugar, add in your cinnamon, and then your salt, and whisk all together until thoroughly blended. Once blended, add in your warm, melted butter and stir it all together. Lastly, add in your flour and stir it in with a fork until little clumps form (giving it a moist, crumbly texture). Set the topping aside and begin preparing the cake.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a medium sized bowl, sift together your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Next, combine the softened butter and sugar in a larger bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add in eggs one at a time, slowly beating them into the butter and salt mixture thoroughly as you add them. Lastly, add your sour cream and vanilla extract to the egg, butter and sugar mixture, and thoroughly combine.
While the mixer is beating, gradually add in your flour mixture, in 4 increments to get it space and time to settle into the liquid batter. Once everything is smooth and creamy, pour into the greased baking dish and spread evenly with a spatula. Gently pick up the topping crumbles with your hands, and distribute evenly on the entire top part of the cake to form a thick crust.
Place the cake in the center of the oven, and bake for 20-30 minutes or until topping is slightly crispy. Allow the cake to cool, and then cut into small squares and serve warmed with a cup of coffee. Enjoy!