RECIPE: New York Crumb Cake (for breakfast)

lorna-organicNovember 14, 2007

New York Crumb Cake

Baking time 20-25 mins. Oven 325¢ª

Sift together:

l-1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup white sugar

2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk together in separate bowl:

1 egg

l/2 cup milk whisk together in separate bowl

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine both by stirring with wooden spoon. Grease and flour baking pan,approx. 13x8" (brownie pan). Spread batter evenly, it will look scanty but don't worry.


1 cup melted butter

1 cup brown sugar

2-1/2 cups flour

1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Stir Topping ingredients together with a fork, or crumble together by hand. Sprinkle crumbs thickly on top of cake batter. Bake cake for approx. 20 mins.

Cool cake (in pan) for 10 mins., then sift a bit (about 1/4 cup) of confectioners sugar (powdered sugar) over the top, cut into squares and serve.

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I love crumb cake. Gonna save this one. Thanks for posting it!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2007 at 5:02PM
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That's a lot like the Cooks Illustrated recipe. I made it and was not pleased with the taste or texture. I couldn't make sense of why there's more flour in the topping than in the cake.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2007 at 9:19PM
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I have cookingrv SUE"S I make it and cook in a 1/2 aluminum tin so its easily transported Use vanilla boxed cake mix made to box directions for the crumb topping 1lb melted butter 2 tsp vanilla 4 cups flour 2 tsp cinnamon 1 cup white sugar...........spread on a cookie sheet to dry then break into crumbs...bake cake 1/2 way then add crumbs when cooled dust with powdered sugar....this is a real easy delicious crumb cake

    Bookmark   November 19, 2007 at 1:48PM
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I assume this one is the kind that has LOTS of the big chunks of crumbs on it, which I like. Hope the OP comes back & verifies the quantities on the topping.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2007 at 4:17PM
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The crumb topping for a New York style cake is meant to be thick. Yes, Ginger, the large quantity of butter and flour allows for serious crumbs. A friend from New York said she hadn't had such a good crumb cake since she left New York.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 3:03PM
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Aint nothing like New york Crumb Cake,Pizza and bagels IMO

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 3:23PM
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Definitely going to make this, then. The crumbs are the best part. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 3:41PM
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Thanks, Lorna, I also make Sue's recipe like Eileen does but I'd love to try one that doesn't call for a cake mix - on very rare occasions I get the urge to make something homemade, LOL. As a New Jersey girl, we think the Jersey crumbcakes are the best, LOL!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 5:44PM
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I used the crumb part of the recipe to make an apple crisp this afternoon. I am pleased with it. The crumb cake recipe is really easy, not much more bother than using a boxed mix.

I lived in New Jersey,and upstate New York, when I was a kid. I'm originally from Massachusetts, but lived most of my life in northern California. I moved to New Mexico a few years ago.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2007 at 8:17PM
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