New York-Style Crumb Cake


If you are looking for something sweet to round out your Father’s Day brunch, then look no further. I mentioned this ahhhhmazing coffee cake/crumb cake last week, and let me just tell you it really is that good! It’s so divine that one of my best guy friends recently requested I bake this for his birthday. I think the ratio of crumb to cake is what makes this so delicious. Not to mention it’s super moist, and prefect with your favorite cup of coffee.

After trying several recipe’s, I discovered The Baked Guys, as in Matt Lewis and Remato Poliafito, who kick ass. So, bravo to the boys for creating one fabulous New York-Style Crumb Cake, and let’s get baking.


For the crumb topping

  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks ) unsalted butter, melted and warm
  • 2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour

For the cake

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Step 1 – Make the Topping (but first preheat your over at 350 and butter a 9×13 baking dish)

Mix together both sugars, salt, and cinnamon. Next, add melted butter and whisk until combined. Fold in the flour until it is absorbed. Set aside.


Step 2 – Make the cake

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter until completely smooth. Scrape down the bowl and add the sugar. Beat until it starts to look fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat. Remember to scrape the sides down. Add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Next, add the dry ingredients in three parts, beating until incorporated.


Step 3 – Assemble cake

Pour the batter into a buttered pan. Using your hands scoop the topping, handful at a time, and sprinkle over the batter. The topping should have some large chunks. Note – the topping layer will look very thick! This is good, I promise.



Step 4 – Bake the cake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. Cool and serve.


Enjoy, and if you give this recipe a whirl, I’d love to hear your feedback. Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing Dads. May your hearts be full of love and tummies be oh-so-happy on your special day!

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