Oma Klassen’s Crumb Cake


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2 cups golden brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup softened butter (Mom always used margarine)
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk


Mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon with a whisk, until no lumps remain.
Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until the size of small peas.
Set aside 1 cup for the crumb topping.
Add 2 tsp baking soda to 1 1/2 cups buttermilk and whisk together.
Add 2 beaten eggs to the buttermilk mixture.
Whisk with a fork. Pour into the remaining dry mixture.
Stir well with a wooden spoon until all the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet ingredients.
Spread into a 9×13 inch parchment-lined baking pan. Top with reserved crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.