23 July, 2010

Hungarian Crumb Cake

I have no idea where this recipe came from but mom made it at home all the time. It is one of my favourite cakes - a delicious, most spice cake with a crumb topping. mmmmm!

2 C Flour
1 C Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
½ C shortening (i.e. margarine or butter)
1 egg beaten
2 T molasses/honey/golden(corn) syrup
1 C sour cream/buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350. Sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. Cut in shortening and mix till crumbly. Reserve 1 Cup crumbs for topping. Add beaten egg, molasses, sour milk and soda. Mix well and pour into greased 8" square pan or a 9" round pan. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Bake 30 minutes.


  1. Hello! Thank-you for sharing this great recipe!
    Do you know what this cake is called in Hungarian by chance???

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe! I don't know what the Hungarian name would be...if there is one! This recipe was passed from my German grandmother to my mother to me :)


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