Old Fashioned Crumb Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 24

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts, divided
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

1. In medium bowl stir together graham crumbs, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl beat 1 cup of brown sugar and 2/3 cup margarine or butter on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and rum extract. Alternately add crumb mixture and 3/4 cup milk, beating until just combined after each addition.

3. Stir in 1 cup of nuts. Spread in 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350° F for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly.

4. Cut 1/4 cup margarine or butter into remaining brown sugar until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in remaining nuts, coconut and 2 tablespoons milk. Sprinkle over cake. Broil 4- to 5-inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until topping begins to brown.