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Top Heavy Crumb Cake


Thick huge scrumptious crumbs on top of a tasty thin layer of coffeecake! Life doesn't get much better than this, enjoy!

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  • 3 sticks butter, melted
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • CAKE:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving size) package vanilla instant pudding and pie mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


Servings 12
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly roll type pan.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes with an electric mixer. Pour into prepared pan, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Set the rest aside.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until it can hold the crumbs. Carefully crumble the heavy crumb topping onto the cake covering completely. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. When cake is cool, sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Top heavy crumb topping:

Mix all dry ingredients together. Drizzle butter into dry ingredients slowly, using fork to mix and form large crumbs. Add vanilla and mix. Put aside until ready to use.

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