Go ahead and cue “Hail to the Chief” because this Presidential Crumb Cake is about to be voted commander-in-chief over all of your desserts! The people have tasted and spoken, and have voiced that this moist, crumbly, cinnamon slice-of-yum is one worthy of a presidential seal. Get ready to impeach your current top contender, because this sweet and buttery campaign is about to take over. Tasty eaten in the Oval Office and in your kitchen alike, this Presidential Crumb Cake will certainly make you feel quite patriotic with every morsel!

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  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • confectioners’ sugar, optional, to taste, for garnish
  • whipped topping, optional, to taste, for serving
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or 13×9-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.

Step 4 –Cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.

Step 5 –Set aside 2 cups of the flour mixture.

Step 6 –Combine the remaining flour mixture with the ginger, the cloves, the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the buttermilk, the baking soda, and the eggs.

Step 7 –Sprinkle 1 cup of the reserved flour mixture into the prepared cast-iron skillet.

Step 8 –Pour the batter over the flour mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining flour mixture.

Step 9 –Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

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Step 10 –Sprinkle the cake with the confectioners’ sugar and garnish with the whipped topping.

Step 11 –Slice and serve.