Mona Z's New York Crumb Cake

>> Wednesday, March 17, 2010


3 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
confectioners sugar, for dusting

  • Place rack in center of oven, and preheat oven to 325°F Lightly brush a 9-by-12 1/2-inch baking pan with canola oil, dust with flour, and tap to remove excess. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, the granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a second bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, canola oil, and vanilla.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold dry ingredients into egg mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining 2 1/2 cups flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over flour mixture, and toss with a rubber spatula until large crumbs form.
  • Bake cake portion for 10-15 minutes till slightly raised and a little golden.
  • Sprinkle crumbs over batter and bake, rotating pan after 10 minutes.
  • Continue baking until a cake tester comes out clean, about 10 minutes more.
  • Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
  • Using a serrated knife or bench scraper, cut into 3-inch squares, and serve.
Note: This cake can be stored, refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to 3 days.



Texan in UAE March 17, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

masha'a'Allah! this looks delish!

Jujey March 19, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

It is good Texan in UAE, I had a piece of it at Mona's the other day!!

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