Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pumpkin Crumble Cake





Have you ever had one of those mornings where the night before you lost your cell, then out the door to find it 12 hours later your mini me….who never ever ever ever watches her steps goes head first over a bush and skins her wee leg….yes this is my morning.






After I lost it for a mere second…ok maybe like 5 seconds. I snatched my little Indigo up and asked her what I could do? Through the tears she managed to tell me not to touch her boo boo, I obliged at that moment but then took her back inside to clean her wound.


Five minutes later we were back out the door on our way to Target for supplies…and a romp down the toy aisle for “medicine” aka, a toy to make her boo boo better.



For the Cake
(baked in a large spring form pan)

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin puree



For the Crumbles


1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter, melted
1 3/4 cups cake flour







Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350.

(CRUMBLES) In a large bowl, whisk sugars, spices and salt into melted butter until smooth. Then, add flour with a spatula. Press this gently down as flat as you can get it and set aside.







(CAKE) In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin-pie spice. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, butter, and pumpkin puree until combined. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, and mix gently until smooth. Pour into prepared (buttered and floured) baking dish.







With your fingers pull up chunks of your crumbles, I made a medium sized chunk and it easily covered the whole cake. Sprinkle over batter evenly.







Bake this freaking awesome cake at 350 for a decent amount of time, mine took almost a full hour! Just keep an eye on it, it will rise…it is just a lazy cake that takes a bit to get its butt in gear. Not sure where it learned that from…no really





This cake is super moist and has a great ratio of crumble to cake, please enjoy!

50 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a great autumn coffee cake! I love the streusel topping!

baking.serendipity said...

This cake looks like an awesome medicine to me :) Hope your day is looking up!

Cathy said...

A trip down the toy aisle usually works wonders in getting over a boo-boo. Yum, I love the look of this cake and that crumbly topping.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake is gorgeous, yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Love the crumble part on this! I'll totally try it, thanks!

Cristine said...

Definately going on my pumpkin list! :) Sorry about your little one's boo-boo!

PALATABLE said...

Yummy and perfect, great click too..

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Pam said...

I bet the pumpkin crumb cake made your day all better!

Kay Heritage said...

NICE! Love the crumble top! BTW, love the photo of Indigo on top right!

Diana's Cocina said...

This sounds and looks so good, and I'm loving the crumb top. Delicious! Have a wonderful weekend!

mr. pineapple man said...

my husband would love this!

The Urban Baker said...

I love all the pumpkin recipes swirling around in "blog-land". This cake is so unique and I just love the idea of the crumb topping! I wish pumpkin wasn't seasonal!

Sue said...

Love the thick layer of crumble! I also love how cakes look after they've been baked in a springform pan:) I must make this!






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NEL, the batter baker said...

oooh... crumble anything is gooooooood....
as usual, love your pictures :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Toys always make a boo boo better! The crumble looks delish! XX!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

A pumpkin crumble cake is so unique! I always associate sweeter fruits with crumble cake but this looks wonderful!

Chocolate Freckles said...

This cake is gorgeous!!! Loved the pics!! it looks so tasty!!! and a great solution to get rid of all those pumpkins used for Halloween! ..

Monet said...

Just beautiful. I love the first photograph with the cake and the pumpkin against the white backdrop. Gorgeous. And I'm sending sweet kisses to your little girl. I fell down quite a bit growing up! Thank you for sharing. I hope your week is full of hope and joy.

claire said...

i agree with monet- it is so pretty!

i am not as big of a fan of pumpkin, but this looks AMAZING!

Brownieville Girl said...

Hope she's all better now!

Cake sounds georgous.

SprinkleBakes said...

I would have lost it too! Very understandable. Hope the little one is all better. :)

Beautiful and tasty looking cake!

Rick said...

It is just so pretty!

Ingrid said...

Your cake would make all my boo-boos better! Love the crumble to cake ratio. Btw, your crumbles look perfect. Mine are always very sad looking!
~ingrid

LDH said...

aww... those boo-boos can be so smart. Hope her medicine made it all better :)

What a nice change from pie or bread. Of course the crumb topping makes this special to me! Thanks for posting :)

teresa said...

poor baby, don't boo boos break your heart. this looks like a good fix-it to me!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

can you be my mother? actually can we just get together for play date? I adore your positive attitude.

Monica H said...

Bless her heart. I hope the toy and this cake made it all better.

You're killing me with your Fall recipes. I haven't baked in over a week and a half!

Kris Ngoei said...

Something new and refreshing! Crumbles on pumpkin cake! Simply yummy....

Hope little Indigo is fine and toy does help in times like this :-)

Sawadee from Bangkok,
Kris

Ali said...

When you're a wee one, there are few things that a walk down the "medicine" aisle can't cure. So cute.

I'm all about some crumbles on a cake.

Fashion Meets Food said...

My friend made a pumpkin crumble cake this weekend. However hers was not nearly as pretty as yours. Fabulous job as always!

xo

Design Wine and Dine said...

Oh no, boo boos are the worst! Such a cutie!

This cake is a cutie too!!!! YUM!

Val said...

Nothing better than a good crumble. I want a piece.

Eliana said...

This looks glorious.

Danielle said...

I'm loving all the pumpkin recipes! And your pictures(: I love your blog! ha the pictures always make me hungry.

Nazarina A said...

A crumble is the perfect mate to a good old fashioned pumpkin pie as you have done here. Yumminess times infinity!!

Deborah said...

I think this cake would make any boo-boo better!

jennaseverythingblog said...

Looks scrumptious! I love your pictures with the cake and pumpkin on the white tiles--so artistic.

Karen said...

Gorgeous cake. That one is sure to cure the worst scraped knee! The crumbles on top look especially delicious!

Reeni said...

This is positively delectable! Love those crumbs on top!

Peggy said...

Oh my gosh! Everything about this cake looks delicious and mouth watering!

Pam said...

I hate mornings like that. This cake would make any boo boo feel better!

Missy said...

I love your Blog! thanks for sharing that with all of us..I will try to make this for thanksgiving.

Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

aipi said...

Oh my this looks lovely. Absolutely love all those flavors.

US Masala

€llY said...

Yummy...I have never seen a recipe like that and look so good!
Thanks for sharing your recipes.
Bye bye from Italy!
Ciao!

Shannon said...

You send bag of crumble, I send empanada! I can't guarantee a crispy pie crust though :)

elpi said...

another pumpkin treat. .It looks delicious! I think you have lots of yummy stuff in here
happy health pad

Allison said...

Oh my gosh, this looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I'll have to try it soon.

Clements Family said...

Wow...that looks absolutely heavenly!!

Katrina said...

That looks great and I do love the crumb to cake ratio!