A moist and delicious cake with a crumbly topping drizzled with Eggnog Icing is perfect for the holiday season.
We had some leftover eggnog icing from our Chai Sugar Cookies so we knew we didn’t want to waste so we decided to make something with it.
The original plan was supposed to be donuts but it didn’t work out quite so well. Let’s just say it was one more thing to add to a list of baking fails. But that is okay because that fail turned into something that was even better this Eggnog Crumb cake. Something things work our for the best.
In the beginning stage of our blog, we did not allow ourselves to fail or make mistakes because we thought if we made mistakes that means we were not good enough. It took us a long time to realize it, but that is not true. We are human which means, we are allowed to make mistakes and have failures. Don’t mean to sound preachy here or cliché but those failures and mistakes do teach you something. We’ve allowed ourselves a few hiccups now and then because we are far from perfect. We have become better bakers because of them.
If you are reading this and thinking of starting a blog of your own one thing to remember don’t wait for everything to be perfect just start. Make mistakes and keep going.
Okay, we are done with the speech now let us start talking about this Eggnog Crumb Cake.
This cake with a cinnamon sugar crumb topping drizzled with delicious eggnog icing.
What is a crumb cake?
Did you know that crumb cake actually originated from Germany?
It is called streuselkuche which means cake with a crumb topping, just a little food fact for you.
This cake is really easy to make and does not take a lot of ingredients. Here is a list of ingredients you will need:
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Butter (plenty of it)
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Extract
- Baking Powder
- Powdered Sugar
For this recipe, we are going to be using our eggnog icing from our Chai Sugar cookies.
What is a crumb cake without the crumb topping? We are going to be using the same topping from our Salted Caramel Apple Loaf Cake. This topping pairs perfect with the cake.
- 9” Springform Cake Pan
You a welcome to use any cake pan, but because of the crumb topping a springform pan will work better. If you are not using a springform pan let the parchment paper hangover over to the sides so you are able to take the cake out easily.
Eggnog Crumb Cake
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 3 Tbsp Melted Butter
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 9 Tbsp Butter Room Temperature
- 6 Tbsp Sour Cream
- 6 Tbsp Eggnog
- 1 Egg
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Rum Extract
- 1½ cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Eggnog
- 1½ cup Powdered Sugar Sifted
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the crumb topping. Mix until a crumble starts to form. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Preheat the over to 350° Farenheight. Spray a 9" springform pan with non-stick cooking spray and place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom.
- In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar together for 3-4 minutes or until fluffy.
- Add the eggnog and sour cream. Don't worry if it looks like it curdled. Add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and rum extract. Mix until well incorporated.
- Stir in the dry ingredients until everything is nice and smooth.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden.
- After the cake is done baking allow it to cool completely before removing it from the pan.
- In a small saucepan over low heat melt the butter slightly. Then add in the sugar, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until the sugar has dissolved.
- Turn the heat up to medium and bring to a boil for 3 minutes Stir occasionally. Be sure to keep an eye on it and not allow it to overboil.
- Transfer to a heatproof bowl and stir in powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Drizzle over the cake.
We hope you give this Eggnog Crumb Cake recipe a try. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @wonderandcharm or use the hashtag #wonderandcharm we love seeing your photos.
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