Brown Butter-Sour Cream Crumb Cake
Excellent with coffee or tea, this moist cake has lots of crisp, salty, buttery crumbs on top.
Brown Sugar Crumb Cake
"Everyone likes something warm out of the oven," says Megan Garrelts, pastry chef at Bluestem in Kansas City, Missouri. Megan and her husband (and Bluestem chef), Colby, serve this moist, not-too-sweet cake warm along with lemon sherbet. They toast any leftover cake and top it with butter and jam for breakfast.
Cardamom-Spiced Crumb Cake
This moist cake, topped by a generous layer of cardamom-spiced, pecan-dotted crumbs, is a fabulous gift. F&W's Kate Heddings brought one to a holiday dinner party for her hosts to serve to overnight guests at breakfast the next day--"even though I wouldn't be there to eat it!" she says. Along with the cake, she gave the Calphalon pan she baked it in, fresh-ground coffee beans and a glass container of heavy cream.
Crumb Cake with Pear Preserves
Adding pear preserves to this streusel-topped coffee cake makes it especially moist and delicious.
Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake
Gerard Craft tops spring's first strawberries with batter and bakes them until the fruit is warm and jammy and the cake is airy, with a wonderful, crisp crust.
Apple-Raisin Crumb Cake
Caramelized apples and pecan-laced streusel make Andrew Zimmern's lightly spiced crumb cake totally irresistible.
Sour Cream-Banana Toffee Crumb Cake
Enjoy this delicious crumb cake as a midday snack or as an after-dinner dessert.