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Crumb Cake

Crumb Cake
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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening (we used half butter and half solid shortening)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped dates (or raisins)
  • 1 cup nuts


Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, spices, and salt. Work in shortening as though for pie dough until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove and reserve 1 cup of crumbs for topping.

Add baking soda to buttermilk and stir into remaining mixture. Add dates and nuts while there are still a few dry lumps and continue stirring only until all is moistened.

Pour batter into pan, sprinkle with reserved crumbs, and bake in a 350 degrees F oven until top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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One Response to Crumb Cake

  1. Anonymous November 22, 2002 at 8:52 am #

    It was a very satisfying recipe.

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