Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gotta Love Old Family Recipes!

Hi everyone! So I had leftover cherry pie filling to use up and decided to make G-Mom-B's Crumb Cake.
I don't remember a time when this wasn't a part of my life! She would add any fresh-past it's prime- fruit that needed to be used up... so I thought oh well, why not the cherries!
My favorite part of the recipe is the last ingredient... "milk till drippy". I LOVE THAT! 
Of course, that may be why the cake is always just a little different each time I make it. 
Maybe one day I'll measure it out... or not.
Hope you love it if you try it:@)
Crumb Cake
2 C AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tblsp sugar
1 egg
2 Tblsp melted shortening (I use vegetable oil)
1 tsp vanilla
*milk till drippy*
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9" pan or deep dish pie plate, I don't flour these LeCreuset baking dishes, but if you use glass or metal you might want to flour your pan too.
Mix all, add to pan. You can add fruit to the top or just leave it plain.
3/4 C AP flour
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C butter, melted (I use about 2 Tblsp less, you can always add more if needed)
Mix flour and sugar, add butter making sure to leave some bigger crumbs. You can add cinnamon or nutmeg to this before the butter if you'd like.
Add to top of cake and bake for approx 48 minutes.
Note: G-Mom-B's notes said to dot the top with butter... I think that's well represented already:@).
I'm joining:
Sweets This Week


  1. Hi Lynn...

    Ohh...your crumb cake looks and sounds delicious! I love your Grandmom's directions..."milk till drippy"! So cute! I'll have to give your recipe a try...thanks for sharing it with us!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. It looks so good I might be tempted to fill a bathtub with it and roll in it.

  3. I had some too ripe mangoes ,I through them out ,I wish i hadn't this would have been lovley with them:(

  4. Oh... now that looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. This looks good and totally doable for a non~baking person like me! I love that you can use different fruits! Thanks, I am going to try this!


  6. This looks very delicious !

  7. Lynn,
    Looks delish! Wonderful comfort dessert!

  8. I love cherries and this crumb looks so good!!

  9. Oooh I so want a piece right now. This looks amazing!! I can't wait to make this.

  10. Lynn...this looks wonderful..just the type of cakes I LOVE :)


  11. This looks like a great recipe and I always love old family recipes. This I will make for sure.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  12. What a great looking crumb cake, looks delicious! And even better that it's a family recipe!

  13. Oh yum! This looks so delicious and my hubby would be drooling right now if he saw it! :-) He would rather have fruit desserts on his bday than cake. Thanks so much for linking this up to the party this week Lynn!

  14. Hi lovely lady.
    I love crumb cake on a Sunday with a hot cup of coffee !! I hope you and your family have a great weekend ~~~~~Diane xxoo

  15. This crumb cake looks delicious! Nice color for valentine's day too!

  16. Yum, yum. This sounds so good. Bookmark, check!

  17. That looks really good. I'm sure Jordan would love it.

  18. Yum! This looks so golden and crumbly(of course)!

  19. I love tried and true family recipes! This is perfect for Flash Back Friday. Thanks for playing along. I need to put this one into my "To try" pile. The addition of fruit to a crumb cake sounds good. Do you ever use raw chopped apples, or do you always used something thats been cooked down a bit?

  20. Yummy, this looks good. I think I'll just come over and 'test' it! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. I've never made a crumb cake before. This looks amazing.

  22. This sounds wonderful - and so good for using up fruit or pie filling!

  23. This sounds soooo good. I like that it will work so well with all fruits. I love the "drippy" part. As a child, I remember us having my gmom's cook book and reading the funny instructions.
    You brought back sweet memories. thanks. I am going to the freezer right now and get some peaches from last summer.
    Hugs, Ginger

  24. I love when those kind of terms are in a recipe (pinch of this, dab of that), but that's the best yet. I've never heard that one. Yours looks soooo good! I do want to try this recipe. Hope I get the milk part right! Thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

  25. Thanks so much for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. Love that instruction. Hope to see you again next Saturday.


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