Pennsylvania Dutch Crumb Cake (with video!)

Cozycakes Cottage: Pennsylvania Dutch Crumb Cake

This was such a fun post to put together.  Munchie and I made our first video for my new YouTube channel and featured this cake!  You might say it’s the perfect recipe to use for our première video since it’s representative of the most baking I do.  Simple, but tasty. Nothing too fancy, just home cooking.

My dad hails from Pennsylvania so I love to try recipes of the Pennsylvania Dutch variety as he has such fond memories of those foods (you can check out my Pennsylvania Dutch Cinnamon Flop here).   The spices aren’t overpowering–you get a nice hint of them shining through.  Not just for breakfast, it’s a good choice for afternoon coffee breaks, too.

We’d absolutely love it if you’d watch our video and subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re there.  Cooking with Munchie has always been a hoot, but having her as my producer (as she says) and assistant took the good times to another level.  Munchie is so eager to see if you like the video (and so am I!) so pop a comment over on the channel and/or here, too, and I’ll show them to her.  🙂

P.S.  Munchie is kind of picky as a director/producer.   That girl knows what she wants. She’s got a good eye, that one.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Crumb Cake
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This Pennsylvania Dutch breakfast cake is perfect to serve overnight guests as it makes a lot. We love it warm with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces (about 10 to 11 tablespoons)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13-in baking pan with Baker's Joy (or lightly grease and flour the pan). Set aside. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Using a fork (or a pastry blender), cut the butter into flour mixture until crumbs are about the size of peas. Set aside about 1.5 cups of this mix (this will be the topping). In another bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, and extracts. Stir into the flour base mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Add cinnamon to reserved crumb topping mixture and sprinkle evenly over batter. Drizzle melted butter over crumb topping. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. It's okay if the toothpick isn't completely dry/clean. You don't want to over bake and dry out the cake. Best served warm (in my humble opinion).

22 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Dutch Crumb Cake (with video!)

  1. That was AMAZING! I could watch that all day…yummy food, cutie Munchie, and my bestie!!
    Danielle, so proud of you. That did not seem like a first video…you are a natural! I’m very grateful to have visual instructions (now I don’t have to text my photos to you with my questions!)
    Munchie, you were awesome! You are a great producer and you have such clever comments! I’m also very impressed with how careful you pour and stir! Can’t wait to see the next one. Love you guys!

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Abby! It was a lot of fun to do with Munchie and we’re excited to do more. Requests? 🙂 Thank you for such kind words and always being so encouraging! Even if you’re biased, I’ll take it! I’ll show Munch your comment to her in the morning. She’ll be thrilled! xoxo

  2. Hi Danielle. I love the video! You are a natural in front of the camera. You are so at ease with an audience. And Munchie is so personable. She followed the recipe perfectly. She’s a pro. Maybe a cooking show is in her future. Here’s to more videos!!!!

    1. Renee, thank you so much for the kind words. Munchie makes it lots of fun so that does help a great deal. 🙂 Cheers to more!

  3. LOVED your video!! Munchie did a marvelous job of mixing and helping Mom! I’ve been following you for a while and have enjoyed everything. Keep up the great work!

    1. Oh thank you so much for that sweet comment and kind words! I’ve been away and just saw this and it made me smile. Hope to see you around here again soon! 🙂

  4. Danielle, Great recipe, fantastic video, super helper! Really you did a better job than alot of other professionals. You showed the printed recipe, you went through all the steps carefully, spoke clearly. Again fantastic, looking forward to more. Since this video ran on someone elses site,I’ll have to go on your site to “like” you! Thanks again!

    1. Linda, many thanks for that comment. The Dutch crumb cake is my first video that I did with my little one and though I’ve made a few others, I’m excited to make more with her like this one–it sure made me smile that you found it helpful and liked it! I appreciate you watching and stopping in tonight! Please do come back soon!

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