I saw different pictures for crumb cake on Pinterest and started having a craving. This is a recipe from cooksillustrated.com, I followed exactly except added nutmeg, which I usually do anytime there is cinnamon in a recipe, just what I do. It does live up to it’s name…eat over your hand, plate or napkin. I forgot to dust the cake with powdered sugar…we ate it just fine without it!
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
8 Tbl butter, melted and still warm
1¾ cups cake flour
Whisk sugar, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and butter in medium bowl to combine. Add flour and stir until mixture resembles thick dough, set aside.
1¼ cups cake flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbl butter, cut into 6 pieces, softened but still cool
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup buttermilk
powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 325°. Line 8″ or 9″ baking pan with foil with overhang (to remove cake from pan) and spray with non-stick spray.
In bowl of electric mixer, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt on low speed to combine. With mixer running low speed, add butter one piece at a time; continue beating until mixture resembles moist crumbs. Add egg, yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk, beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
Spread batter in baking pan. Break apart crumb topping into large pea-sized pieces with your hand over batter making an even layer. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until crumbs are golden and pick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack at least 10 minutes then remove cake from pan by lifting foil overhang. Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.
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