Good news is that that I finally managed to find time to bake! YAY! I was planning on keeping it Halloween or fall-themed at the very least. It was running a bit late so this small and quick recipe for Mini Crumb Cakes seemed like the logical choice. Plus, it doesn’t make too many, meaning I can get around to a more appropriate and fancy recipe this weekend 🙂
Lets take a look at those Mini Crumb Cakes, shall we?
I got this recipe from my relatively newer cookbook Betty Crocker The Big Book of Cupcakes. Its super simple and takes about 10 minutes to put together and another 30 minutes in the oven. A quick fresh out of the oven snack if you ever feel like having something sweet.
Makes 6 mini cakes
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (or margarine), softened
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp powdered sugar
How to Make it:
1) Heat oven to 350F. Place paper baking cup in each of 6 regular size muffin cups. In a large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar and butter with spoon until crumbly. Reserve 1/3 cup mixture for topping.
2) Stir egg, milk, baking powder and cinnamon into remaining crumbly mixture until well mixed. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Sprinkle reserved crumbly mixture over batter
3) Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cakes from pan; place on cooling rack. Before serving, sprinkle warm cakes with powdered sugar. Serve warm or cooled.
These turned out to be really awesome. It smelled amazing and it was super easy to make. Also, the texture was very good especially with the streusel-like topping. Its like a coffee cake streusel cupcake. There wasn’t need for many modifications. I did replace the milk with almond milk. Also, I couldn’t find my powdered sugar so I didn’t sprinkle any extra sugar on the top. It was already sweet enough for me, so I don’t really think its necessary.
I had a tasting even though it was really late at night. The texture was moist and mixed with the texture of the initial bite of the streusel topping, it had gave it a little crunch as well. Very awesome recipe! You should try it out. It does only make 6 mini cakes so you might want to double the recipe accordingly if you plan on making it for more company.
Happy Tuesday everyone! 🙂