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Easy Red Velvet Crumb Cake Recipe Made with a Cake Mix

Moist red velvet cake is piled high with crumb topping and perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12


Red Velvet Cake Batter

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 1 cup brown sugar {packed}
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray {set aside}.

Red Velvet Cake Batter

  1. Combine the red velvet cake mix, eggs and oil in a medium bowl and mix until everything is combined well. {I used a hand held mixer} Pour batter into prepared 9x13 pan and spread into an even layer.

Crumb Topping

  1. In a small bowl combine all of the crumb mixture ingredients.  Work the mixture together into small crumbs using a fork.  Don't over work the mixture or you will get a paste and it will change the texture.  Sprinkle the crumbs in an even and thick layer over the top of the red velvet cake batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

  2. Remove your red velvet crumb cake from the oven and serve warm or let the cake cool completely and cover. Cake will stay moist for 3 days at room temperature or 4-5 in the refrigerator. It also freezes for up to 3 months.