Crumb Topping for Classic Crumb Cake

1 9-inch cake

Use this crumb topping for our Classic Crumb Cake. For a fruity variation, stir blueberries into the batter, and sprinkle over the top along with the crumb topping.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ½ cup packed light-brown sugar (or ¾ cup confectioners' sugar)

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon, salt, sugar, and flour; cut in the butter using your hands, two knives, or a pastry blender until well combined and crumbly. (Alternatively, mix together in an electric mixer.)

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