Supereasy 3-Ingredients Crumble Recipe [Topping For Cakes And Cookies]

If you are looking for the crumble recipe, you will this post. It’s literally the simplest recipe for crumble topping you can get.

I use it often in my kitchen, whether to sprinkle the fruit cake, to top the Polish apple pie, or the sweet buns.

You need 3 ingredients to make a perfect crumble: flour, sugar, and butter.

All you need to do is to mix them together. That’s it!

Crumble Recipe Tips

Use the same proportion of butter and sugar and two times more flour.

One of the reasons I love this crumble recipe is that you can quickly learn it by heart. You don’t need to remember the proportions of the ingredients because they are exactly the same for sugar and butter. The proportion of the flour is always double.

For every tablespoon of sugar, you should add a tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour. How awesome is that?

You can use any kind of gluten flour.

While the original crumble is made of all-purpose white flour, you can also use the wholemeal, spelt, or any other flour that has gluten.

Why gluten? Because it’s what makes the flour “sticky”. Without it, the crumble may not have the right consistency.

You may get the crumble from gluten-free flours, however, the proportions of ingredients will probably be different.

You can use any kind of sugar.

Although the most popular to use in the crumble recipe is white sugar, you can also go for any other kind of sugar including brown, coconut, etc.

Crumble dough may be frozen.

It’s a brilliant idea to freeze crumble dough and use it anytime you need it. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

The baking temperature for the crumble is 356°F – 392°F.

Of course, it depends on the type of cookie/cake you are baking but the perfect temperature for the crumble is 356°F – 392°F.

When it becomes brownish, that’s the sign your pastry is ready to eat.

3-Ingredients Crumble Recipe- Topping for Cakes and Cookies

3-Ingredients Crumble Recipe- Topping for Cakes and Cookies
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of butter


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.


The baking temperature for the crumble is 356°F - 392°F.

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