New York Crumb Coffee Cake

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New York Crumb Coffee cake is a tender, buttery cake topped with a thick layer of crumbs and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze! A perfect “dessert” to your brunch!

up close shot of a slice of New York Crumb Coffee Cake to show the glaze on top

I totally judge coffee cakes by how thick the layer of crumbs are. In my opinion, the thickness of the crumb layer should be pretty equal to the layer of the cake layer.

I’ve seen some coffee cakes where the crumb topping almost seemed like an afterthought. That will never be the case with me, though! I live for the crumb and lay it on thick and enjoy every bite!

New York Style Crumb Coffee Cake

There are actually 3 parts to this recipe:

  • the actual cake
  • the crumb layer
  • the powdered sugar glaze

How to Make Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

  • softened butter
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sour cream
  • milk

You will need to use a stand mixer for this part of the recipe. The first step is to combine the butter and sugars and beat them in the mixer until VERY light and fluffy. This will probably take longer than you expect. I usually let my mixer run for about 6 minutes or so at this step.

Then stir in the vanilla extract. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl if you need to.

Next, you’ll add your eggs but only add them one at a time. I beat for about a minute after adding each egg. Scrape the sides of the bowl and really whip that batter up good. You want a nice, fluffy cake so this step is important.

In a small bowl, whisk together you flour, baking powder and salt.

In still yet another small bowl, stir together your sour cream and milk.

Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on low speed just until combined.

Then add about 1/3 of the milk mixture and slowly blend.

Continue alternating in this fashion. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and then mix one last time on low speed.

Spread your batter into a greased 13×9 pan and then set aside.

coffee cake batter still in the metal pan

Crumb Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter, melted

In a medium bowl, add flour, brown sugar and cinnamon and stir until really well combined. Then add melted butter and mix with a fork until large crumbs form.

Sprinkle large crumbs all over the top of the batter. Sometimes I even use my fingers to form larger crumbs.

the crumbs on top of the batter before it is baked

Then bake at 350 degrees for about 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Be sure to cool cake completely before drizzling with powdered sugar glaze.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

Ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk

Combine both ingredients in a small bowl and then drizzle over the cooled cake using a spoon.

up close shot of the finished coffee cake still in the pan

up close shot of a slice of New York Crumb Coffee Cake to show the glaze on top

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a 13x9 metal pan with New York Crumb Coffee Cake already baked and glazed

a 13x9 metal pan with New York Crumb Coffee Cake already baked and glazed
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New York Crumb Coffee Cake

New York Crumb Coffee cake is a tender, buttery cake topped with a thick layer of crumbs and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze! A perfect "dessert" to your brunch!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: New York Crumb Coffee Cake
Servings: 14
Calories: 653kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

Coffee Cake

  • 3/4 cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 3/4 cup Flour
  • 2.5 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1.5 cups Milk

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup Butter melted
  • 2.5 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon

Powdered Sugar Glaze

Instructions

Coffee Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 pan and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and both sugars. Beat until very well combined and light and fluffy, about 6 minutes.
  • Beat in vanilla extract.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat for about one minute after each egg and scrape sides of bowl as necessary.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In another small bowl, stir sour cream and milk together.
  • Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on low just until combined.
  • Then add about 1/3 of the milk mixture and stir until combined.
  • Continue alternating until all ingredients are combined. Spread batter into prepared pan and set aside.

Crumb Topping

  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until well combined.
  • Add melted butter and continue stirring until coarse crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle crumbs over cake batter.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

  • Mix powdered sugar and milk in a bowl until drizzling consistency. You can add more powdered sugar if you like it thinner or more milk to thin it out.
  • Drizzle over cooled cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 384mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 3mg

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