It all started with a sweet tooth that just wouldn't let up. So, like the gift-giver I am, I satisfied the craving with an experimental "french vanilla crumb cake." I know you're wondering what I mean by that. Well, I visualized this cake looking totally different from what you see to the left. I wanted these brown sugar crumbs to lay on top of the cake similar to a classic coffee cake. But the consistency of the mix was too thick and heavy, so they fell right through the cake batter down to the bottom leaving interesting streaks and patterns LOL. That's actually what you're witnessing there. Thank God for accidents though because it came out looking great, and surprisingly very delicious! No seriously, I wish I could give you a bite right now.
Let my mistake become your treasure :) It's quite simple, folks. Why reinvent the wheel? I used a simple french vanilla cake mix via Betty Crocker #supermoist. (Follow directions on box)
Then, I proceeded to make my failed attempt turned #win of a streusel mixture.
I used: 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon, about 3/4 of flour, and about 1/2 cup of melted butter. I mixed it up until it was creamy verses chunky, isolated crumbs. Oh well! Next time. You don't have to do it my way. Some people add granulated sugar, but why add more sugar on top of brown sugar?! I mean my sweet tooth isn't THAT desperate.
Anywho, once you've made your mix, top it all over your cake batter in the pan and bake! If your mixture falls to the bottom like mine, no worries. I promise it's all good!