Friday, April 15, 2011

New York Style Crumb Cake

Crumb Cake. Coffee Cake. Cake. Know what all those things have in common? I'll give you three guesses...

I could talk about my love for all things cakey all day, but some people get bored with that. Some people prefer to talk about shoes or candy or queso dip or even work. Yuck. I do like shoes...

Every day once in a while  I have a big craving for a breakfast pastry, cake or cinny roll- I know, I need help. Thank goodness I found this recipe from Bree to help me in a crisis. Along with a couple helper boys, I managed to eat every last piece of this breakfast treat. The buttery brown sugar, cakey parts and snowflakes of powered sugar all mix together to form a little piece of heaven. I seriously thought I heard a harp playing when I took my first bite. Long story short, I think you might like this. Also, if you need help eating it, I'm so there for you. That's what friends are for. BTW, I am so not eating Carrot Cake French Toast as I write this...

New York Style Crumb Cake
  • 2 TBSP canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • confectioner's sugar for dusting
Spray 13x9 pan with cooking spray. Whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Pour into dry mixture and mix until batter comes together. Spread batter evenly in pan and set aside.

In a third bowl, add remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter on top and mix gently until large crumbs are formed. If you mix it too much you will squish the crumbs.

Sprinkle/drop crumbs evenly over batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean- rotating halfway through.

Try to wait until it has cooled almost all the way before you sift the powdered sugar on top. You really don't want to cut it while its warm or it will be too gooey- I know its so hard. I left to go to book club with this on the counter and strict instructions to wait until it was cool. 10 minutes later I get a text saying how it was the BEST coffee cake ever. Who can blame them?

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  1. Thanks Lyndsie- they are SO good and perfect for company. You will have to let me know if you try it! :)

  2. I'm assuming it should be cooked at 350 degrees? I don't see a temperature! =)


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