If you haven't already noticed, I’ve a love affair going with Crumb Cakes… cakes with crumb or streusel topping. As years pass by, it’s only getting stronger and stronger! All my search for cake recipes automatically ends in Crumb Cakes.
So, here’s one more to the list of my fav cakes. It’s easy, simple and tastes yum! I think both adults and kids will enjoy this cake. Think of a Jam sandwich, that consists of soft and buttery cake topped with some crunch, with a hint of cinnamon.
It can be considered as breakfast… you know, if you are into eating cake for breakfast, I do ;) It can be good for evening tea or a potluck party or just something to cheer you up.
Here is the recipe…
Recipe from here
Make Crumb Topping:
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon together…
Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your hands until mixture becomes crumbly. Set aside…
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt…
Using a stand or hand mixer, combine powdered sugar and butter together…
Add vanilla and egg. Beat till it's incorporated…
Add milk and lemon juice; beat for 2 minutes…
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, and stir until smooth…
Spoon half of batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. top with strawberry jam. Spoon remaining batter over strawberry layer…
Sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean…
Please read the “notes” section before proceeding with the recipe.
Jam Crumb Cake
- CRUMB TOPPING:
- 1/4 cup Plain flour
- 1/4 cup Brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter cut into small pieces
- 1 1/4 cup Plain flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 2/3 cup Powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup Unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 large Egg
- 6 tbsp Milk
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 cup Strawberry jam refer notes
Make Crumb Topping:
In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your hands until mixture becomes crumbly. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 8-inch springform pan or round cake pan with cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Using a stand or hand mixer, combine powdered sugar and butter together. Add vanilla and egg. Add milk and lemon juice; beat for 2 minutes.
Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, and stir until smooth.
Spoon half of batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. top with strawberry jam. Spoon remaining batter over strawberry layer. Sprinkle with crumb topping.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing sides from springform pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
I used Raspberry Jam for this cake. I guess, you can even use mixed fruit jam or mixed berry jam for this cake.
Also, if you prefer a less sugary cake, cut the amount of jam to 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup.
I used a regular baking tin. Make sure you line the sides of the baking tin too, with parchment / baking paper. Jam tends to caramelise while baking and sticks to the side. Please be careful, while removing the cake from the tin. Make sure, you loosen the sides of the cake first with a tooth pick or a knife and then remove the cake.
The cake can be stored at room temp for 2-3 days, in an airtight container. Make sure the cake cools completely, before storing, otherwise the topping may become mushy.