NUTELLA CRUMB CAKE

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2 eggs
1 bar margarine, softened
1 bar butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 /2 cup milk

(Filling)

1 13 ounce jar Nutella

(Topping)

1 bar margarine
1 bar butter
2 1 /4 cup flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/ 2 cup sugar

Confectioner’s sugar

1. Oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour (or use parchment paper liners) 2 8-inch round baking pans or an 11 x 15 baking pan.
3. Cream butter, margarine and sugar together in a bowl. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Sift together flour and baking powder. Gradually add to butter mixture, alternating with the milk ingredient. Blend all ingredients together until well mixed.
4. Pour into pans. Microwave Nutella spread for 35 to 40 seconds. NO LONGER. Stir with a spoon and gently spread over the cake batter on both pans till all Nutella is used.
5. In a medium pot, melt 1 bar margarine and 1 bar of butter over a low flame. When butter and margarine are melted, remove from heat. Add sugar and vanilla. Stir well.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and cinnamon together. While stirring
With a wooden spoon, add dry mixture to butter mixture in pot. Continue stirring,
Until well mixed. Using your hands at this point, pack mixture into crumb lumps,
then sprinkle crumbs over the Nutella filling, until all of the filling is covered.
6. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean for 2 round pans and 50 minutes for 1 large baking pan. Cool in pan for 20 to 30 minutes, loosen around the edges with a butter knife and then remove cakes from pans to a wire racks to cool completely. After cooled sprinkle confectioner’s sugar on top for decoration.
7. ENJOY! – Bella Nutella!!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Make someone happy with this homemade Chocolate Crumb Cake!

We’ve all experienced the traditional crumb cake; a kind of boring but potentially tasty vanilla pound cake topped with crumbly stuff. If you’re a member of the over 50 club (yep, that’s me) you probably had your fair share of Entenmanns crumb cake over the years; it was always a safe bet to have on hand to feed unexpected company.

In our family, my sister-in-law, Claudia, is the crumb cake queen. Everyone in the family salivates over her version and looks forward to that first mouthful accompanied by a smooth cuppa coffee. Sadly, I just cannot seem to replicate her recipe to my satisfaction; so, it will remain in the family and I’ll keep working on it until it’s as great as hers!

My introduction to crumb cake was via my landlady, Jane. My husband and I were very young newlyweds when we rented a side of their duplex home. Jane had two sons and was a very busy wife, mother, and volunteer. I attribute my becoming a cat lover to Jane who presented me with my first kitty, Casey. Thanks to Jane, many more cats have “owned” me since then; I currently share my home with two, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Ed and Jane were special friends and great landlords. Many times Jane would invite me over for a cup of tea. I never drank tea till Jane kept serving it to me and it would have been rude not to accept. So now I’m into both tea and cats. Anyway, one day I was sitting in Jane’s kitchen having yet another cuppa tea and Jane was at the counter talking and cooking. Not one to resist a treat, I surreptitiously grabbed a handful of crumbs when Jane wasn’t looking. Jane turned around just as I put them in my mouth and yelled, “that’s cat food!” It wasn’t my best moment when I spit the cat food all over her kitchen! Lesson learned!

Jane was also a good cook and baker. She was famous for her large homemade crumb cakes. I altered Jane’s crumb cake recipe by removing the fruit filling and adding nutella spread. Oh, and no cat food has been added, just in case you were wondering!

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  1. Just to say that I’m with you when it comes to all this social media stuff. I’m somewhat involved myself, but it doesn’t control me like it does so many. I really appreciate the written or verbal word and those hand-written recipes – plus someone’s complete attention when they’re in your home. My kids and in-laws are the worst.

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