Brown Sugar Snack Cake


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cold salted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Spray an 8×8″ baking pan with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, use a pastry blender (or two knives) to cut together the flour, cold butter cubes, sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Cut together until the mixture is coarse crumbs.
  • Measure out 1 cup of crumbs and set aside so you can use them for the topping.
  • To the remaining crumbs, add 1 teaspoon baking soda, buttermilk and the remaining teaspoon of vanilla.
  • Mix just until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading to cover the entire bottom of the pan evenly.
  • Sprinkle the reserved crumbs on top of the cake batter.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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