Crumb cakes to include when you buy birthday gift baskets

Take a piece of crumb cake and have your first bite and this is roughly what you will experience; a layer of magnificent crumbs crackling in your mouth like it’s the fourth of July and when you go further, you hit that soft sponge that makes it all come together. Crumb cake is not your traditional chocolate explosion but it’s a neatly thought out, supremely delicious dessert originating from Germany, that has every other kind of cake beat. So when a birthday is nearing or when the calendar marks a farewell party, why not share this delicious dessert on their special day?

Here are a few Crumb cakes to add to your gift baskets. You can not only buy these crumb cakes online, but you can also bake them right at home with these simple instructions.

Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Here is a classic spin on Crumb cakes, it’s easy and delicious, it makes for a great thank you gift, and something you can whip up with lots of crumbs and more importantly love and add it to that thank you gift basket.

Preheat the oven to 350°F, in a bowl combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter and mix until it resembles pea sized crumbs. Meanwhile in another bowl put in baking powder, flour, baking soda and salt, then, beat butter and sugar until it’s smooth and creamy. Now add the eggs one at a time on medium speed and whisk them in as well, followed by vanilla extract and sour cream. Simply add the dry ingredients next and pour into a baking tin topped with the crumb mixture. Bake it for 30 minutes.

Thank You Gift Baskets
Thank You Gift Baskets

New York style Crumb cake

When your toppings are twice the size of the cake, you know you’ve got yourself a New York crumb cake! So on your friend’s birthday, give her a taste of New York! You can bake it in a few easy steps and it makes a great addition to her birthday gift basket!

Preheat the oven to 325°F. In a bowl sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl whisk together eggs, milk, canola oil and vanilla. Now with a rubber spatula mix the dry ingredients in the mixture. Spread this mixture evenly into the baking dish which has been brushed with canola oil and dusted with flour. Now it’s time to combine the remaining flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter until large crumbs are formed. All you have to do now is top batter with crumbs and bake for 35 minutes.

Crumb Cakes
Crumb Cakes

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Preheat oven to 375°F. Set out to prepare the toppings, mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon, salt and butter till it forms coarse crumbs. Now whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, lemon zest, egg and vanilla until it becomes light and fluffy. It’s time for the fun part, mix the dry ingredients in with mixture and remember to add some milk. Let’s put the blueberry in the blueberry crumb cake! Fold in blueberries evenly in the cake batter and sprinkle some walnuts on top. Watch it bake for 40 minutes and voila! You have your very own Blueberry Crumb Cake. The last step, gift wrap it and send it over to your neighbors for their anniversary, nothing says good wishes better than Crumb Cake.

So what are you waiting for? Either buy a birthday gift basket full of crumb cakes or bake one yourself! It’s time to Crumble!

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