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Do you ever stumble upon a recipe and it’s so perfect that it doesn’t need any altering? This New York crumb cake is one of those recipes!
One thing I’ve noticed since moving to southwest Florida is that a number of transplants in the area are from the northeast. A lot of my friends and coworkers are from New York, New Jersey, Maine, etc. It’s odd to me considering that New England life and attitude are so much different than down here.
When I’m driving, I see the all-too-familiar blue and yellow Empire State plates. Or I’ll be out at the grocery store or bar or somewhere and hear the unmistakable accent…
I love it! I’m a California child of immigrants living in Florida myself, so I definitely appreciate meeting people from different places and backgrounds.
I’ve come to learn that New Yorkers are no different than me when it comes to taking pride in their local staples. It’s been almost two years since I moved to Florida and there’s not a decent taco in sight, despite locals frantically telling me otherwise. Other than avocados and tacos though, I don’t know Californians to be picky about food. I can’t say the same for New Yorkers.
“There’s no bagels!”
“There’s no good pizza!”
“Yeah, they say they’re good, but it’s not made with New York water!”
In my short stint here, I’ve heard it all. I get it. Florida gets it. Nothing compares to up north.
So, Imagine my disbelief when I made this crumb cake and all my Yankee friends were devouring pieces of this cake. Yes, pieces! I took some to work for a coworker and he raved about it too! Not an easy feat folks!
CLASSIC, MOIST, BUTTERY, AND SWEET NEW YORK CRUMB CAKE!
It’s got everything required of a traditional New York crumb cake. Moist, sour cream cake? Check! Thick layer of sweet topping? Check! Hella cinnamon? Check! Yeah, count me in!
This is an Epicurious recipe that I’ve been meaning to try since forever, which is sad considering how easy it is to make. It literally takes minutes to put this batter together and requires ingredients that you more than likely have on hand already. It does take about an hour to bake, but you’ll be left with a moist cake with golden edges and slightly crispy cinnamon sugar topping, meaning it’s totally worth it!
Be it for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or just because, this New York crumb cake is to die for and will make you everyone’s best friend!
Oh, and I couldn’t write this post without having crumb cake baking as I write. My kitchen SMELLS LIKE CINNAMON SPIRIT!
Okay, that was corny, but I’m in love with this crumb cake!
Bake up this sweet treat and let me know how it turns out for you!
Do you eat your crumb cake when it’s cooled, at room temp, or are you impatient like me and eat it hot, soon after removing it from the oven?