Today is a special day. It marks my 15-year union with Chris. And I say union because we were together for 11 years before we got married. He’s the most loving, understanding, caring and giving man I know. And I feel so lucky to have him as my partner.
Like any relationships, we’ve had our shares of ups and downs. But no matter now bad things got, we never gave up on each other.
He’s my soulmate (I know, corny!), my best friend, my confidante. And I want to celebrate many more anniversaries with him. Love you Chris!
If you’ve been reading my blog for sometime now, you know I’m a huge fan of crumbs. I have to say, this cake is the crème de la crème of all crumb cakes. Look at how thick and generous the crumbs are.
The flour ratio in the crumb topping is way more than the actual cake! Now that’s some serious crumbs. So if you love crumbs like I do, you’ll love this cake. Have a wonderful New Year everyone and a fantastic 2014. See you next year!
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup of dark muscovado sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (I used Vietnamese cinnamon)
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, melted and still warm
- 1 3/4 cups of cake flour
- 1 1/4 cups of cake flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) of unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick baking spray. Line it with a sheet of parchment paper leaving a generous overhang for easy removal; set aside.
For the crumb topping: Whisk sugars, ground cinnamon, salt and butter in a medium bowl to combine. Stir in flour with a spatula until mixture resembles thick dough; set aside to cool to room temperature, about 10-15 minutes.
For the cake: Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt until combined. While the mixer is still running, add butter one piece at a time until the mixture resembles coarse crumb, with no visible butter chunks remaining. Add egg, yolk, vanilla extract and buttermilk. Beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute, scraping the sides if necessary.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly with a spatula. Break apart crumb topping into large pea-sized pieces and spread it into an even layer over the batter, starting with the edges and then work towards the center. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crumbs are golden and toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the crumb cake to cool completely before cutting into squares.
Adapted from Smells Like Home
61 thoughts on “New York-Style Crumb Cake”
Oh Yeah !!!!! This looks AWESOME !! Loved your wedding photos too !
Great pics Anne=) I also am going to tryout this recipe.Wish me luck and you and Chris have a great life together. Love you both =)
Congratulations!! Your wedding photos are wonderful!
The crumb cake looks very inviting!
Congratulations!! Your wedding photos are wonderful I loved them and your cake looks as good as your picture Bet he thinks the same about you too .AH! I can hear him say what a great women I have
Hahaha, yep, you read my mind. 😉
Hi Anne – I love your wedding pictures! They are so beautiful! Congrats. I’m originally from upstate NY and love a good crumb cake – this one is a keeper. Have a great day!
You guys must have had a great wedding, love the classy and elegant pictures. Enjoy your crumb cake, it’s amazing!
Congratulations on you Union-versary, Anne! Your wedding photos are beautiful and radiate love. To still feel that love years later is a gift. 🙂
This is the coffee cake for me! Crumbs MAKE a coffee cake. The more crumbs the better! 🙂
I never knew how much I loved crumbs on a coffee cake until Anne made this. Simply scrumptious.
Happy Anniversary, Anne!
Happy Union Day! Great pictures. And a great crumb cake – I’m a sucker for these. Yours looks most excellent. Thanks. And Happy New Year!
Happy Anniversary day! Me and my other half were together for 10 years before hitting up City Hall so I know the feeling! Here’s to many New Year wishes for you guys!
Anne and Pamela, I’m finding it so common now that couples are being together with each other a whole lot longer than 6 months before getting married. Here in Utah it’s less than 6 months…just so they can consummate the marriage! 😉 Justin and I were the same way! Our 7 year was coming up and I *told* him since we were heading to Hawaii (with family), that we might as well get married down there …I planned it in less than 3 weeks! But, I count and celebrate the years we’ve been together in total (10!).
Congratulations! And, I love the crumb cake – one of my very favorite things with a hot cup of coffee. Pinning!
Happy anniversary! Absolutely beautiful photos AND the cake is pretty good-looking, too! 😉
What beautiful wedding photos, and equally beautiful anniversary message! Such a great way to end the year, with a crumb cake too. Looking forward to more in 2014!
How delicious! I love anything with a crumb topping. Your wedding photos look gorgeous! Congrats on your 15-year union 😀
Happy anniversary to both of you! You look gorgeous in your wedding photo. =)
What a beautiful couple you both are, Anne. Just picture perfect, much like that most gorgeous Crumb Cake. Oh my word!!! I must bake this! I haven’t had a real crummy crumb cake is oh so long! Thank you so much for sharing, Anne. Happy Anniversary!!!
Happy Anniversary! Beautiful wedding photos. What a perfect way to celebrate – this crumb cake looks amazing and is such a treat to have for breakfast!
Anne, you and your husband make a really beautiful pair. 🙂 Happy Anniversary! I knew my husband for 6 years before getting married and we’ve been married for 4 so far. It’s weird how it still feels so fresh and new, right? Here’s to many more anniversaries with Chris! Also, I ❤ crumbs about as much as you do. If I can have crumbs over every cupcake, I would. Absolutely cannot resist a tender buttermilk cake with spiced sweet crumbs.
Congratulations Anne – that’s a big milestone!
(The cake also looks fabulous, reminds me of the cinnamon tea cake my mum used to make)…
Happy Anniversary! The pictures are gorgeous – you’re gorgeous! I love the one with the boat in the background. I’m a big crumb lover too and this cake is calling my name! Happy New Years to you and your husband! xoxo
Be still my heart! I’m obsessed with all things crumb so this crumb cake is calling my name!
You are SO beautiful. You and your hubby are so cute together. Happy wedding anniversary and many many more happy years. 🙂 Happy New Years!
Beautiful pictures! And this recipe sounds delicious as well!
Happy anniversary, Anne. How wonderful! I really do love a good crumb cake and this one sounds like a very good one. I really must give it a try. Thanks for sharing and wishing you many more years of happiness together.
Aww your wedding photos are adorable, you both look so great! Happy Anniversary!
I love love love crumb toppings too, so I’m dying to bake this cake as soon as possible ;–)
Wow 15 years together! Congratulations to you both! And crumb cakes… oh yea you’re speaking my language. This looks so good! Love all those crumbs!
Awww….what a lovely surprise to see these beautiful wedding pictures, Anne. You looked beautiful on your special day! It’s so great to put a face (or faces) behind the amazing food. : ) Happy anniversary! Having a wonderful husband myself, I know how you feel about your other half and I’m so happy for you. : ) All the best to you and Chris for the New Year – lots of happiness, love, laughs, and good eats. I know you will provide the latter with no problem. This crumb cake is a great example and yes, please load me up on the crumbs…sooo good! xo
Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful couple! Love your crumb cake. I’m all for a cake having a lot of crumbs.
Love the cake, it looks delicious as always! Enjoy your Anniversary and wishing you all the best for the coming new year! So thrilled to see the person behind the blog, what a beautiful couple you are!
Great post! (and I absolutely LOVE crumb cake, too) Thanks for posting. 🙂
15 years?? Holy cow, congratulations!!! Gorgeous wedding photos, and amazing looking coffee cake!
This looks delicious Anne! The more crumb the better. Happy anniversary to you and Chris. And oh my gosh! Are you from San Francisco? I’m in Danville! I looked at Lindsey Cahill to be my wedding photographer! But she was booked. Your pictures are beautiful : )
Hi Natalie! I got married in SF but reside over in Oakland. I used to live in San Ramon about 12 years ago so I definitely know where Danville is. 🙂 Lindsey Cahill was in San Ramon when we used her but she has since moved to Santa Ana. Thanks for your lovely comment and for stopping by. Happy New Year! 🙂
Anne, you are absolutely GORGEOUS! (And, Chris isn’t so bad, either!) I love how you shared your special pictures of your special day with us. (And, this amazing recipe, as always!) Hope you’re having a very happy Anniversary weekend! Big loves!
Aw, I loved seeing these photos from your wedding day! Happy union anniversary!! And I love this recipe – I use the same one as my base for crumb cake : ) Happy New Year!! Cheers to 2014!
Aaw, happy union anniversary Anne! You look absolutely gorgeous!!! You and Chris make a beautiful and adorable couple – your wedding photos are stunning 🙂 Hope you and Chris have an amazing time celebrating – here’s to many more years of happiness, love and laughter 🙂 This crumb cake looks incredible! Oh my goodness and I love how thick the crumb topping is – the more the better 🙂 Wishing you and Chris a wonderful 2014 and Happy New Year sweetie! xo
Your wedding photos are stunning, Anne! Happy anniversary to you both. I’m a fan of anything with a crumb topping as well and your recipe would be well-received here on a Saturday morning, that’s for sure!
Best wishes to you both on your anniversary and in the coming year!
Anne – What a fabulous post! Such lovely photos. Coincidentally, our anniversary is today, NY Eve – so not far off from yours. Except our wedding photos are taken in the freezing cold (NJ) 🙂
And I love the crumb cake. I was just fretting over the fact that I cannot find my mother’s crumb cake recipe, which looked just like this one! So, until I find it, I am going to roll up my sleeves and try yours, which looks so delicious.
I hope you had a great anniversary and wish you an exciting new year!
Lovely pictures Anne… you’re so lucky to have found an amazing man. Happy New Year! I love this NY style crumb cake, I’m biased since I love NYC! Looks divine!
This is funny because I was just in NY! Congratulations by the way that is so amazing, you two look so happy together! This crumb cake looks fantastic! Happy New Year when it comes!
Your wedding photos are beautiful. Congratulations on your anniversary! You are very blessed to have found a wonderful man and a life partner indeed – treasure it. Your crumb cake looks delicious – I will definitely try your recipe. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
Oh Anne! How sweet! And I do mean you, not the crumb cake. Happy Anniversary!! And Happy New Year! All the best to you in 2014! And yes, your crumb cake does look sweet! 🙂
Happy Anniversary! What an amazing milestone, and such lovely pictures! You two look just as sweet as this delicious-looking crumbcake. =) Happy 2014, friend!
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your moments with us all
Happy Anniversary! What gorgeous wedding photos 🙂
And this cake looks awesome! I can never refuse a good crumb cake.
Happy Anniversary to you, Anne & Chris! What a handsome couple you both make. I bet both of you are grateful your paths met. Gratitude in marriage is worth its weight in gold! It’s all about love and giving…like this fabulous coffee cake with extra crumbage! (New word.) Thanks for sharing, my friends. Happy New Year to you both and your families!
Awww, Happy Anniversary! Yummy crumb cake and such beautiful wedding photos!
The cake looks wonderful, but you both look better Anne! Congrats on so many years together!
– Happy New Year! I wish you and yours health, happiness, joy and L♡VE for 2014 and beyond.
Speaking of L♡VE, Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous Bride & Groom, and beautiful photos.
– Your blog looks so outstanding/professional, with one creative recipe after another,
Something is keeping you busy lately… don’t see your avatar much. Of course I understand how time consuming blogging is. Looking forward to your new creations.
Oh yum. I haven’t had a crumb cake in years, I think! It looks delicious. Happy anniversary as well!
Aww happy anniversary!! You guys are ADORABLE together. And this crumb cake looks fabulous. A sweet and simple way to celebrate.
Happy belated anniversary, Anne! Thank you for sharing those stunning photos with us — they are just incredible, and of course I love the San Francisco views! The photos of your crumb cake are stunning as well, and it looks dee-licious! Hope you had a wonderful celebration and holiday season. 🙂
The crumb cake looks amazing…I’ve always been fond of these! 🙂