From Something Sweet: Dessert, Baked Goods and Treats
for Every Occasion by Miriam Pascal, Artscroll Mesorah Publishing
Who can resist a crumb cake? The only thing better than the dense cake on the bottom is the thick layer of cinnamon crumbs on top. It’s full of spices, pumpkin, but no sour cream so it’s non-dairy and just a touch less caloric than traditional coffee crumb cake.
¹⁄3 cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1¾ cups flour
¾ cup oil
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin purée (see Note)
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2½ cups flour
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan; set aside.
Prepare the crumbs: Combine sugars, cinnamon, salt, and flour in a small bowl. Add oil; mix until combined and crumbs form. Set aside.
Prepare the batter: In the bowl of an electric mixer beat on medium speed, beat together oil and sugars until smooth.
Add eggs, pumpkin purée, vanilla, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined.
Reduce mixer speed to low. Add flour gradually, beating until just combined. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Cover entire surface of the cake with prepared crumbs (there will be a very thick layer of crumbs).
Bake for about 1 hour, until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Note: Be sure to use canned pumpkin puree, not canned pumpkin pie filling, as it has ingredients not needed here. You can also use homemade pumpkin puree.
Plan Ahead: This cake freezes well in an airtight container. For best results, freeze the whole cake and cut into squares just before serving.
Recipe: Kosher, dessert, pareve