Feeling all domestic today.
I've got my vintage apron on, yummy smells filling the house from the oven and the laundry is hung out to dry - bedding actually, so tonight the blankets and pillow cases will have that sweet, fresh dried-in-the-cold-air-and-sunshine smell.
So today is my first...
...and our recipe today is
Grandma Porter's Crumb Cake.
So first I'll give you the recipe as written, followed by some of my "tweaks".
Now this grandma didn't mind taking a little shortcut by using prepared cake mix, and that's just fine with me. There are times we all need that, so thanks to Grandma Porter for letting us know not EVERYTHING has to be made from scratch!!
Crumb Cake from the Kitchen of Grandma Porter
1 Package yellow cake mix - prepare according to instructions and pour into buttered and floured 10" X 15" jelly roll pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 min.
While cake is cooling, blend topping ingredients in a large bowl:
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 sticks butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
confectioners sugar (to sprinkle on top)
Place mixture on hot cake and return to oven for additional 10 minutes.
Remove cake from oven and cool.
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
**I used a 12" X 9" pan because the jelly roll pan just looked too shallow to me and I wanted the crumbs to be thicker and not spread out too much.
**The cake mix I used was Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix.
**When blending the toppings, I made sure my butter was nice and cold, and I chopped it up into smaller pieces before adding it to the other topping ingredients. I used unsalted butter, but added a dash of salt to the mixture. I used my hands to blend the topping so I would get a nice crumby texture.
**After baking the topping for 10 minutes, I decided I wanted it a little more golden brown, so I put it back in for an additional 4 minutes.
**I added a dash more vanilla and a dash more cinnamon - just because.
The luscious smells coming out of your oven will attract people from blocks away, so be prepared!
This is good.
This is soooooooo Good.
Do yourselves a favor and have a Big Hunk of this cake while it is still warm-ish.
You will be happy you did.
Many, many thanks Grandma Porter.