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The BEST New York Crumb Cake

Who doesn’t love a good coffee cake?  This one was declared by my husband recently to be “The best coffee cake ever!”  It has everything a good one needs – a nice cake texture and a high pile of buttery crumbs on top.  All this recipe needs is a good cup of hot coffee to accompany it.  It is literally ready for the oven in about 10 minutes!


New York Crumb Cake

2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for pan
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp pure vanilla
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted and cooled
Confectioners sugar for dusting

  1.  Place rack in center of oven, and preheat to 325 degrees.  Lightly brush a 9 x 12 1/2 ” baking pan with oil. Dust with flour and tap to remove excess.  Set aside.  In a medium bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.  In a second bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, canola oil and vanilla.  Using a rubber spatula, fold dry ingredients into egg mixture.
  2. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine the remaining flour, brown sugar and cinnamon.  Pour melted butter over flour mixture and toss with a rubber spatula until large crumbs form.
  3. Sprinkle crumbs  over batter and bake, rotating pan after 10 minutes.  Continue baking until a tester comes out clean, about 10 minutes more.
  4. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool.  Dust with confectioners sugar.  Using a serrated knife or bench scraper, cut into 3-inch squares and serve.  This can can be stored, refrigerated in an airtight pan for up to 3 days.


This is perfect for breakfast or brunch – for your family or for company.  I’ve been making this recipe for years and when you bake it up, you’ll know why my family loves it!

Before the powdered sugar was added.  Look at those crumbs!  Yum!!

Have you ever tasted a New York Crumb cake? You can’t believe how easy they are to make! I hope you’ll try this one!

With love from my country kitchen,

denise a


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