Double Butter Crumb Cake

Double Butter Crumb Cake combines the best of a Cincinnati double butter cake and a New York crumb cake for a decadently rich brunch coffee cake.
Double Butter Crumb Cake

Double Butter Crumb Cake

By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Double Butter Crumb Cake is my recipe of the day for a blogging event celebrating National Coffee Cake Day.  Ten bloggers have grouped together to share their sweet treats.  And I am one of them.

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Double Butter Crumb Cake

I went about  combining  aspects of a streusel coffee kuchen I had posted before. And then  I threw in a double batch  of my yellow crumb topping. Y0u may have seen that on my Cinnamon  Roll Pizza. That crumb is one I am  pretty sure is commonly used in  industrial bakeries. And  it’s something  you might see as yellow streusel on  store bought baked goods.

As well, commercial bakeries are likely to use large boxed cake mixes. As their base. Certainly not  artisan bakeries. But ones who do high volume.

The idea behind all  the crumb was to keep it like a crumb cake, sort of New York  style.

The funny part is  that like the double butter coffee cake, the cake itself took a hard left turn and left me worrying if it would work  out. It gets quite a bumpy top.

I had to wait until it cooled down  to  see for  myself. And  guess what? Yum.

Double Butter Coffee Cake in baking pan

It’s  actually  marvelous and the best coffee cake I have put together yet.  We can debate f it tops crumb cakes and double butters in their fame, but it is certainly up there. Those who enjoyed had  many kind words and superlatives. It was almost embarrassing. Still, definitely a keeper. Make sure you pin it so you don’t  lose it!

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Double Butter Crumb Cake

Double Butter Crumb Cake

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Double Butter Crumb Cake

Double Butter Crumb Cake

Sue Lau
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 556 kcal


  • 1 oblong metal cake pan (9x13 inch)


Cake layer:

  • 15.25 ounce box butter cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Crumb Topping:

  • 15.25 ounce box butter cake mix
  • 9 ounce box Jiffy yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature


  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Spray an oblong 9x13-inch metal cake pan with baker's release spray.
  • Mix together cake batter until smooth. (Do not use any additional ingredients listed on the box- just the ones in this ingredient list).
  • Spread batter into cake pan.
  • Whisk the cream cheese filling until smooth, then put dollops across cake batter and gently spread it out as even as you can.
  • Combine the large and small boxes of cake mix into a bowl and work in the soft butter until the mix is crumbly.
  • Spread the crumb mixture over the cream cheese filling, trying to cover it all.
  • Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes or until set. The cake might look like a mutant but it will be fine.
  • Cool in the pan completely before sprinkling the powdered sugar over the top.
  • Cut into15 pieces (3x5) being careful with some spots so the crumb bits don't mess u the slices.
  • Store in an airtight container so it doesn't dry out.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 5gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 620mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 1gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 840IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 204mgIron: 2mg
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3 responses

    • It looks like it won’t make it as it bakes- like a lumpy mutant. I was very worried, but then? I ended up very happy with it. It’s like the story behind the double butter (which was a happy accident). I expect it will be the foundation of some future bakes as well.

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