Adding to the list of desserts I made during Thanksgiving week, I made this 50th birthday cake for my mom’s cousin. My whole wheat chocolate coffee cake is a favorite among my family, so I made this along with delicious milk chocolate frosting as the filling.
Guess what?! Another fall recipe!
Today I made a crumb cake! Crumb cake is also sometimes known as coffee cake. There are multiple variations of this cake, but because we’re getting into the fall season, I went for a cinnamon crumb cake.
A crumb cake is basically a moist cake with a crumble on top and in the center of the cake. The crumble that I used is made with a mixture of two kinds of sugar, cold butter, pecans, and walnuts. You can’t go wrong with those ingredients. 😉
It’s been four whole posts since I’ve written a cake post, so here you go. As you can tell from the title, this was a 50th birthday cake for one of my parents’ very close friend. For this cake, I collaborated with a good friend of my parents’ and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. She and another good friend used to have an amazing cake business and over the years I have learned quite a lot from them.
I’ve always been a sucker for anything espresso/coffee flavored. Whether it be muffins, cookies, or ice cream.
And, I also love anything that has marshmallows in it (who doesn’t :)). I love them in my rice krispy treats, in hot chocolate, or in any of my s’mores themed treats.
So I thought, why not put the two of them together?
And that’s just what I did!