Sunday, July 29, 2012

Italian Crumb Cake

This is an easy recipe that serves 8.  Three basic ingredients and some flavoring.  Share.  Don’t eat it all yourself! You know who I’m talkin’ to.
It is like a big shortbread cookie, but the almonds make it Italian.

  1. Heat the oven to 350.  Butter a 10” tart pan with removable bottom or a regular 9” pie pan.
  2. Melt 2 sticks of unsalted butter (1 cup) and allow to cool.
  3. Coarsely grind one cup of unblanched, whole almonds; set aside.
  4. In a medium sized bowl. whisk together: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1/4 tsp. of salt.
  5. Stir in the almonds.
  6. Stir  2 tsp. real vanilla extract into the melted butter and stir that mixture into the dry ingredients.
  7. Stir until butter and flour mixtures are evenly combined.
  8. Put 3/4 of the mixture into the prepared pan and press lightly with fingers.
  9. Scatter remaining crumbs over this.  Do not press.
  10. Bake 25 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  11. Allow to cool before slicing into wedges.

A cup of tea and a wedge of this…Heaven!

Italian Crumb Cake


  1. How did you know that I would eat it all by myself?

  2. I don't even dare make this.
    The memory of the delicious chocolate chick pea cake remains.

  3. Sounds wonderful! Will put it on my list for 'new things to try'...

  4. Hey were you talking to me!! Just a little sliver at a time, and walla, its all gone!!! Sounds delicious, I will make it sometime when I am anticipating guests!!

  5. June, will you ever forgive me that chick pea cake incident?

  6. Oh dear, I am pretty sure I would be in the "eat it all" catagory, all the time telling myself that almonds being healthy makes it all right.
    That said, I do have a pot luck coming up that I can take it too. Thanks.

  7. Sounds yummy -- thanks for sharing!

  8. No need for forgiveness of YOU!
    I look back at it as A Learning Experience.
    Of the "sadder but wiser" variety.

  9. Anything that starts with a cup of butter has to be good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe -- I will try to share the cake!

  10. Crumb cake from a blog has no calories.


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