EASTER GREETINGS. Let's sit back and enjoy a morning crumb cake while the children run about with sugar-induced comas hunting down multi-colored, plastic eggs - filled with - more sugar. BAKED Explorations' New York-Style Crumb Cake has plenty of "grown-up" sugar to tide us all over. Make sure to catch all the Crumbs, and the recipe, over at Baked Sunday Mornings!
The key to this crumb cake is the crumb itself. A big, colossal crumb, the New York crumb. Made up of dark brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and flour, it's supposed to be applied with a heavy hand. Not just sprinkled on top of the sour cream-based batter, but applied with big, heavy, sugary clods of "crumb". Not a surprise that it followed the same pattern as all of my coffee / crumb cakes. Instead of remaining chunky, it bubbled and melted during baking. As it baked I knelt in front of the oven window chanting, "where's the crumb? This looks nothing like the picture in the book".