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Walnut Crumb Cake

Walnut Crumb Cake



  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Cake Batter

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, grease a square cake dish - mine is 8**


  1. Cut the butter into small pieces and combine it with the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, crumbling the mix together with your fingers. Refrigerate till ready to use

Cake Batter

  1. Stir together your flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside

  2. Cream the brown sugar and butter together till creamy and fluffy - 3 to 4 minutes

  3. Add eggs one by one, mixing 30 seconds between each addition

  4. Now add in the vanilla, mix till combined

  5. With the mixer on low alternately add the dry ingredients and milk, mix until combined. Be sure to scrape the bottom and side of your bowl. 

  6. Spread the batter into your prepared cake tin and then scatter the refrigerated crumb topping on top.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.