spice crumb cake with bite out on a plate

Spice Crumb Cake

A deliciously simple crumb cake, filled with amazing cinnamon flavor. You'll go crazy for this easy spice crumb cake and the generous amount of streusel on top!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 8x8 cake, buttermilk spice cake, easy cake recipe, easy crumb cake
Prep Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 390kcal


For the cake:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves

For the crumb topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Make the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ยบ Fahrenheit. Spray a 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
  • Add the beaten eggs. Mix well.
  • Add the sour cream. Mix well. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 2 parts, mixing between each addition.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan.

Make the crumb topping:

  • Mix together the flour, sugars, butter, cloves and cinnamon. Mix well.
  • Crumble the topping over the cake batter evenly.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool, then store covered at room temperature.


The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 12 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.5mg