Spice Crumb Cake Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Spice Crumb Cake


If you want to give this cake a final flourish, serve it topped with peeled, sliced apples that have been sautéed in a little butter, lemon juice and cinnamon-sugar.

  • 8Servings


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 8-inch round cake pan.

Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and salt in mixing bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup flour mixture for topping; set it aside.

Add baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, vanilla and egg to remaining flour mixture in bowl. Using electric mixer, beat until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture.

Bake 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 210
  • Carbohydrate Content: 34 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 40 mg
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 220 mg
  • Sugar Content: 19 g