Although I live in California, I am from New Jersey. This Jersey girl misses Jersey food. There is a bagel shop across the street from my parent’s house that serves this crumb cake and it is one of the most delicious things that I have ever put in my mouth. When I go to my parent’s house in the summer, I am usually traveling single parent style. I feel bad that my little peeps are so loud in the morning so I usually try to get them out of the house so that everyone else can sleep. Since this bagel shop opens at 6am, we have spent many a summer morning starting our day with some of this amazing crumb cake. I love cake and I love crumb topping so it is a match made in heaven.
I won a seat at a workshop put on by Alejandro Reyes from Sacramento Marketing Labs for being his 15,000th Twitter follower. I won the seat at another event that he was speaking at (can you tell that I like this guy?) and I said that I would bring treats for everyone. I like to bring treats just about every where that I go. This is what I decided to bring. It takes no time at all to put together and it is pure comfort food. A perfect way to start a day long workshop on social media. It was a great day, I learned a ton, and all of my crumb cake was eaten.
This recipe is from Martha Stewart.
2 Tablespoons canola oil
4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter, melted and cooled
Whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Whisk together the egg, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix together until the batter comes together.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Spread the batter evenly and set aside.
Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a bowl.
Add the butter and mix until it forms large crumbs.
Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the batter.
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Rotate the pan at least once during baking.
It is going to be torture. Your kitchen is going to smell like vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. But you need to wait a little while before you devour this crumb cake. When the cake has cooled, dust confectioners’ sugar on top.
I cut this into squares and put them into bags to take them to the workshop. I had the edge pieces in the pan and was looking forward to having a bite before I left the house. I came back to the pan to find it empty with a fork in it. And a grown man with confectioners’ sugar all over his face. He couldn’t even blame it on Clay.