15 Delicious Crumb Cake Recipes

Sometimes you are just in the mood to bake a cake. We know that feeling more than anyone. The only issue is deciding what to bake. There are so many choices that it can be off-putting if you don’t have a specific craving. Well, what about the crumb cake? 

Crumb cake is often overlooked as a cake to bake. We just don’t understand why. The crumb cake is simple to bake which is perfect for those spontaneous baking days. If you’re not sure what crumb cake recipe to follow, fear not! We’ve specially selected 15 delicious crumb cake recipes.

What Exactly Is Crumb Cake?

Crumb cake, which is also known as Streuselkuchen, is a cake traditionally made of yeast dough is covered with a sweet crumb. Crumb cake is usually a flat cake, about an inch thick, with the sweet crumb making up half of its height.

As mentioned before, the recipe is usually made of yeast dough. However, in some recipes, it has been adapted to be made from shortcrust. The main ingredients of crumb cake are sugar, butter, and flour. The ratio of these ingredients is usually 1:1:2. Crumb cake is a really simple recipe to follow. 

With all of this explained, let’s get onto the exciting part of this. The list of recipes! 

Below is a list of the most delicious crumb cake recipes for you to make at home or wherever you’d like to. 

Old Fashioned Crumb Cake

We thought we would start this list with the traditional crumb cake recipe. This recipe can be found on allrecipes.com. If you follow this recipe you’ll end up with a moist and spiced crumb cake.

This recipe can be made in 35 minutes! Some people take showers that last longer than that! With this recipe you will be able to have 12 servings, making it a perfect cake for the whole family to enjoy.

However, there is an easy ingredient adjustment tool, if you would like to make more or less of this cake.

The Best Apple Crumb Cake

The best thing about crumb cake is you can easily change the original recipe to make it have a specific flavor. And what flavor is more iconic than apple? This tasty apple crumb cake recipe can be found on crunchcreamysweet.com.

To achieve the crumbliest and crunchiest topping, simply combine light brown sugar, melted butter, granulated sugar, and part of the original flour mixture from the original cake batter.

The recipe takes a total time of 45 minutes to prep and bake. This amazing apple crumb cake recipe serves 8 people. It has a total of 321kcal. To make this recipe extra tasty, a tip is to drizzle some caramel sauce over it before serving.

New Jersey Crumb Coffee Cake

New Jersey is one of the places known for baking a lot of crumb cake. That is why we were so excited to see a New Jersey-style crumb cake perfect for having with a cup of coffee. This crumb cake is topped with cinnamon sugar for that added goodness, making it one of the best crumb cake recipes on our list.

It takes 15 minutes to prep this recipe and 45 minutes to bake the cake. So you’ll have this lovely crumb cake in an hour! This crumb cake recipe also serves a whopping 16 servings in total. Plenty for everyone to enjoy. 

New York-Style Crumb Cake


New York is another place renowned for its crumb cake (and many other things, I guess). This New York style crumb cake recipe is buttery and moist. It also has a super thick crumb topping.

Perfect for those who enjoy the crumb topping the most. This New York crumb cake takes a little longer than other recipes to cook, as it takes 1 hour and 50 minutes in total. This crumb cake has a serving size of 12. 

Strawberry crumb cake

When strawberries are in season, it is time to make the most out of them. What better way to use them, than making a strawberry-flavored crumb cake? This strawberry crumb cake recipe can be found on kitchenstories.com.

The recipe requires 25 minutes of preparation and 50 minutes of baking time. It has a serving size of 12. The strawberry layer of this cake sits between the crumb layer and the sponge. Meaning you’ll get a taste of strawberry in every bite. 

Vanilla Chocolate Crumb Cake

Since we included strawberries, we had to include a chocolate recipe for all of the chocolate lovers out there. The layout of this cake is having the vanilla cake on the bottom with a buttery chocolate crumb mixture above it, made of cocoa, flour, butter and granulated sugar amongst others.

This recipe can be found on anitaliankitchen.com. It takes a total time of 1 hour and 20 minutes to make this cake. You’ll get 8 servings if you make this cake. It has a total of 477kcal. 

Gluten-Free Coffee Crumb Cake

Everyone deserves to enjoy cake, especially those who have a gluten intolerance. That is why it was so important to us to include a gluten-free crumb cake. This mouth-watering crumb cake has a cinnamon sugar filling between the cake and crumb layers.

This crumb cake recipe can be found on theloopywhisk.com. To make this recipe it will take a total time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. This gluten-free crumb cake has a serving size of 9, enough for everyone to try this amazing cake. You can’t tell it’s gluten-free!

Espresso Crumb Coffee Cake

Crumb cake is meant to be eaten with coffee. So this one is for my coffee enthusiasts, let’s have some coffee with our coffee-flavored crumb cake. This delicious recipe can be found on loveandoliveoil.com.

The recipe takes a total time of 1 hour to bake, including the prep time. This crumb cake has a crunchy espresso flavored crumb topping with an espresso glazed drizzled over the top. You can never have too much coffee!

This recipe has a total serving size of 16, meaning there is plenty to go around. 

Vegan Crumb Cake

As we said before, we think everyone deserves to be able to eat crumb cake. This includes those with special dietary requirements. So, if you are vegan we’ve got you covered.

This fantastic vegan option can be found on veganyumyum.com. This recipe for vegan crumb cake has a serving size of 9. With this recipe, you are guaranteed to avoid having soggy crumbs on top of your crumb cake underneath. 

Eggless Crumb Coffee Cake Muffins

Some people don’t eat eggs and so we wanted to include them in this list as well. This is the perfect recipe for those who want to eat crumb cake without having any egg in it.

The recipe we’ve listed was found on vegecravings.com. Instead of being the traditional crumb cake size, these are crumb cakes in muffin cases. The recipe takes a total time of 80 minutes to make.

It has a serving size of 12. In each serving of this recipe, there are 243 calories. 

Mocha Crumb Cake

This mocha crumb cake has real coffee and chocolate inside the cake. The crumb layer of this cake is buttery and crunchy, the perfect combination. This recipe can be found on carveyourcraving.com.

If you decide to follow this recipe it will take a total time of 55 minutes to bake. This recipe has a serving size of 24, so you’ll have plenty of crumb cake to last you a while (unless you want to share).

There is a total of 238kcal. This recipe is perfect for chocolate and coffee lovers!

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Blueberry is one of those flavors that doesn’t get enough praise. You might have had blueberries in muffins, but now it is time to have them in a fantastic crumb cake. This recipe can be found on thespruceeats.com.

If you decide to make this cake, it will take you a total of 46 minutes (very specific). You are able to make 8 servings following this recipe. 

Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake

We are sticking with the berries and adding raspberries to this list. This raspberry almond crumb cake is soft and buttery with a crunchy cinnamon crumb layer on top, complete with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

This recipe takes an hour to make, including the prep time. If you make this cake it will serve around 8 people. The recipe can be found on sallysbakingaddiction.com. 

Sourdough Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Sourdough, some people love it. The sourdough cake offers a different take on the traditional crumb cake recipes. The cinnamon crumbs balance the lovely tangy flavor of the sourdough.

This recipe takes a total time of 1 hour and 15 minutes to make. It makes one 9 inch square cake tin. This delicious recipe can be found at kingarthurbaking.com.

Lemon Crumb Cake

And finally, we thought we would end this list with an option for our citrus lovers. This tangy citrusy lemon crumb cake is perfect for summer (or any time of the year really). If you decide to make this cake it will take a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

This cake is intensely lemony. It has a lemon crumb, with a lemon cake and a lemon curd in it. This cake can serve a total of 8 people. 


This brings us to the end of our list. Happy baking everyone!

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Kathryn Sewell

Hi! I'm Kate and I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember. I like to share the most interesting tips and recipes I try here on What Kate Baked for you to enjoy. If you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share send it over on social.

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