Ultimate Crumb Cake Recipe

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How to make the best crumb cake ever?

A super-generous crumb topping and genius pastry chef trick make this the best crumb cake ever. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Using a spoon, stir in the cake flour one cup at a time, until the mixture forms a cohesive dough, like a very thick and clumpy cookie dough.

How do you make crumb topping?

Make the crumb topping: Mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Stir in the melted butter, then gently mix the flour using a fork. Keep the mixture as large crumbles, do not over-mix. If over-mixed, this will turn into a thick paste. Set aside.

How long do you bake a cake with crumb topping?

Directions. Return the cake to the oven, and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes, until the crumb topping is firm and the cake is cooked all the way through. Remove the cake from the oven, and sprinkle with the remaining crumb topping. Let the cake cool to room temperature, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

What is New York crumb cake?

You’ll love this New York Crumb Cake, with a thick cinnamon and sugar crumb topping over a coffee cake base. Simply whip up a deliciously tender crumb cake batter and top with a generous layer of homemade crumb topping, this sweet treat is perfect as breakfast or dessert! Though I live in sunny Massachusetts now, I’m a Jersey girl at heart.

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