Chocolate Chip Crumbcake

Sometimes you can tell just by reading a recipe that it’s going to be good! That’s how I felt about this recipe when I saw it in an old cookbook from the 80’s, the Nestle® Toll House® Recipe Collection. It’s actually called Toll House® Crumbcake, to be exact, and is it ever good! I made it for a breakfast gathering at work and everyone gave it a thumbs up, so you’ll have to make it and see for yourself how good it is. You can serve it at a brunch or for dessert–I think it tastes good any time of the day!


  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • 1/2 cup  (from a 12–oz. package) of Nestle® Toll House® semi-sweet Mini Morsels (you’ll use the rest of the chips in the batter)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Nestle® Toll House® semi-sweet Mini Morsels (the rest of the morsels from the 12-oz. package)

For Topping: In small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and butter; blend well. Stir in nuts and 1/2 cup mini morsels. Set aside.

For Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add in flour mixture alternately with the sour cream and mix well. Then fold the remaining mini morsels into the batter. Spread batter into the greased baking pan, and sprinkle the topping evenly over the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (The original recipe said to bake the cake for 45-50 minutes, but mine was definitely done in 45 minutes). Cool completely and cut into squares. It’s so good, I can assure you that there won’t be a crumb left! 🙂

Find more recipes at Potluck Sunday, Sundae Scoop and Tuesdays at the Table, Cookbook Sundays.


5 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Crumbcake

    1. nancyc Post author

      Yes, it’s a great recipe book! I’ve found some other things there that I plan on trying out! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  1. Brenda

    Nancy, I know exactly what you mean when you just KNOW a recipe is going to be good just from reading it. I would absolutely love this cake, I know I would. For breakfast, lol! Sometimes those older cookbooks are the best. Thank you so much for linking up this wonderful recipe to Cookbook Sundays. I hope you’re enjoying your day!


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