October 25, 2009

Toll House Crumbcake

My boyfriend and I love chocolate chip cookies. Long ago I found this recipe for Tollhouse Crumbcake. I made it and he just loved it. So with all this cleaning and packing going on and burning up a lot of energy....we were craving something sweet. I decided to make this. 

I have Vanilla Paste from Trader Joe's that I like to use in special things. Its not really a paste per se but rather a thicker, syrupy vanilla with the ground bean flecks in it. I used that in this. I also used pecans. I love pecans in most everything, they are so rich and buttery. But as I was making this I realized I didn't have enough flour! But I did buy some whole wheat flour so I used that about half and half in this recipe. I like it alot. Not only is it a bit better for you with the fiber but it gives it a heartier flavor....sort of reminded me of whole wheat pancakes. But with the topping and chips it was a great combo.

I know this is an old classic recipe but this was my version, this time.

  • Nestles Tollhouse Crumbcake
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Nestles Toll House semi sweet chips (it called for mini chips, didn't have any, I used dark chocolate chips)
  • CAKE
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour ( I used half all purpose, half whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream

brown sugar, flour and butter in small bowl with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is crumbly.


Stir in nuts and 1/2 cup morsels.

flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat granulated sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. 

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture alternately with sour cream. 

Fold in remaining morsels. 

Spread into prepared baking pan; sprinkle with topping.

BAKE 25 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.


Anonymous said...

This recipe looks absolutely decadent!! I have not heard of a crumb cake like this before and will definitely have to try it for one of our "coffee and Chat" times we have every Tuesday. I'm always looking for great dessert recipes for this time!

Vanilla paste is another new one to me but not Trader Joes! I love that place and will have to look for this the next time I go there!

Connie said...

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Anonymous said...

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Your blog was recommended to me by my friend Connie.
Vanilla paste would be something that I would have an interest. I have never heard of it before. I do a lot of baking and I am always look for different things that would make the recipe my own.
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Kia said...

Ciao, I found your blog at Liz's (nonnaluna) and since I always love to see new recipe... here I am! :)
This cake sounds interesting for a coffee/tea break.
You have a lovely blog! Will be back. Greetings!