Monday, May 15, 2017

Cream Cheese Crumb Cake.

Today would have been my parent's 69th wedding anniversary. 
 Mom left us suddenly on the day after their 60th anniversary. 
 Dad is now 94 and in a care home but still brings us so much joy.
Here is a cake to celebrate their 60 year commitment to each other.
This cake's secret ingredient is cream cheese 
and the crunchy crumb topping eliminates the need for a frosting.


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1  8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1 /4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
For the crumb topping:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  1. Prepare 9 x13 inch baking pan by lining with parchment paper or greasing the bottom of the pan. Set oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
  3. Add sugar, beating well.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions.
  5. Add vanilla to milk and set aside.
  6. Add dry ingredients to butter/cream cheese mixture gradually adding milk/vanilla mixture as the flour is incorporated.
  7. Beat until batter is thick and smooth.
  8. Spread in prepared pan.
  9. Cut together crumb topping ingredients.
  10. Sprinkle topping over cake batter.
  11. Bake at 350º F for 30 - 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  12. Cool. Serve with ice cream and berries if desired.

5 comments:

  1. Hugs...yes celebrate their love . This cake looks so nice .. thankyou for the recipe :) x

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  2. Such sweet memories/thoughts you have brought to this page. My folks were encouraged to celebrate their 50th anniversary a year early because the doctors didn't think my dad's cancer would allow him to be alive for the next year. They were right. Mom passed 10 months b/4 our 50th. Just a reminder to celebrate every second we're gifted with!!!! Look forward to trying that recipe!!!! (Won't be too long and our strawberries will be in)............

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  3. Awww - a sweet tribute to your mom and to what would have been their 69th. Such a lovely picture of your parents! This cake sounds really delicious and I always think that cakes and such that have sour cream or cream cheese in them are the best! Have a great week Bev.

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  4. I don't know how I missed this post except that life gets pretty hectic around here. But when I finally came across it tonight, it brought tears to my eyes. We lost Mother 2 weeks after their 60th anniversary, and lost Daddy 14 years later at the age of 93- 5 days before their anniversary. He was laid beside her one day before their anniversary. Somehow I thought it was fitting that the crowd would be gone on their special day together. He stayed active and positive with faith, family and friends, but missed her every day of those 14 years.

    I miss them both deeply and will until Jesus calls me home for our big family reunion.

    I realize this is your food page, but your words struck a chord and I thought I would remember with you. (Love your whole website, btw!) Linda

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    1. Linda, thank you for sharing your story - it certainly is similar to mine. Yes, the losses of family that we go through never really leave but what a hope we have! God's best to you!

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