New York-Style Crumb Cake

From Old-Fashioned Breakfast Cakes

New York-Style Crumb Cake

Why This Recipe Works

Since an authentic New York crumb cake recipe should have rich dough topped with thick chunks of lightly spiced crumb topping, we tweaked our favorite yellow cake batter to use in our crumb cake recipe. For a proper crumb topping, we made l...

Why This Recipe Works

Since an authentic New York crumb cake recipe should have rich dough topped with thick chunks of lightly spiced crumb topping, we tweaked our favorite yellow cake batter to use in our crumb cake recipe. For a proper crumb topping, we made large, doughlike crumbs and broke the dough apart into little nuggets that we sprinkled over the batter. The nuggets held together when baked, giving us sturdy crumbs that remained moist and tender on the inside.

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Old-Fashioned Breakfast CakesSeason 8, Ep. 821

Bakery versions of crumb cake often fall short. The crumb topping can be skimpy or dry and brittle. And the cake can suffer too, baking up too dry or not sturdy enough, so that the crumb topping simp...