New York Style Crumb Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 9
  • -For Crumb Topping-
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoon (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ cups cake flour (+1/4 cup more if needed)
  • -For The Cake-
  • 1¼ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  1. Make the crumb topping: combine sugars, cinnamon, melted butter, & cake flour; stir well. If your crumb topping is still too wet add up to ¼ cup more cake flour. You want it to be a consistency you can easily crumble between your fingers. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325. Grease an 8x8" baking dish.
  3. Using an electric mixer mix cake flour, sugar, salt, & baking soda together. Add butter & mix. Mixture will become crumbly looking & a little dry. Add egg, egg yolk, yogurt/buttermilk, & vanilla. Beat until light & fluffy.
  4. Pour mixture into greased baking pan using a rubber spatula to smooth it out.
  5. Add crumb topping by using your fingers to break apart the crumbs & sprinkle them over the batter. (Don't press them into the batter)
  6. Bake for 35-40, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 30 minutes & dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.