There's something about crumb cake.

For me, it's all about the sweet, crunchy topping.

For my kids, it's the moist, cinnamon vanilla tasting cake.




I was thrilled to recently come across a crumb cake recipe on that's super easy and delicious too.

And it has an unexpected ingredient that I swear made the crumble topping so much sweeter--pancake mix.

This recipe can be made as a cake, but I decided to make muffins out of them instead since my kids love having their own individual ones.



Crumb cake muffins go great with sliced fruit, like strawberries, and a little fresh whipped cream.

Let's get started.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use non-stick spray on your muffin or cake mold.







1/2 cup            margarine or 1/2 cup butter

1 cup               sugar

2                      large eggs

3/4 cup            milk

2 cups              flour

2 teaspoons     baking powder

1 teaspoon       vanilla


Crumb Topping

1/2 cup           margarine or 1/2 cup butter

1 cup              sugar

2 cups            biscuit mix or pancake mix

2 teaspoons    cinnamon

1/4-1/2 cup    powdered sugar


Directions for cake batter:


Cream together butter and sugar in a bowl.

Beat in eggs and milk.


In a second bowl, mix flour and baking powder together.

Then add it to the butter/sugar/egg/milk mixture.

Stir in vanilla.

Pour into the muffin or cake mold. The batter makes about 12 medium to large muffins.

Directions for crumb topping:

Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon and pancake or biscuit mix into a bowl.

Sprinkle over the batter in the muffin tin or cake pan.





Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.


Top with 1/4 -1/2 cup of powdered sugar when cool.




I hope you enjoy your muffins as much as we did. Comment below and let me know how it goes.





Jen Zerrer





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