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Vanilla Crumb Cakes

Prep time 14 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 4 crumb cakes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Vanilla Glaze

How to Make It

  1. Stir together sugars in a large bowl. Add flour and nutmeg, whisking until blended. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Remove and reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture.

  2. Combine buttermilk, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; whisk in egg. Pour over crumb mixture in large bowl; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.

  3. Spoon batter evenly into a greased jumbo muffin pan, filling 4 muffin cups with batter. Fill 2 empty cups halfway with water. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over batter, pressing lightly into batter. Bake at 350° for 28 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove cakes from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle with Vanilla Glaze.

Christmas with Southern Living 2008