Monday, May 9, 2011

New York Style Coffee Cake

New York Style Coffee Cake from Baked Explorations

This sure has been a week straight out of a Disney fairytale, hasn't it? The prince got his princess, the bad guy died. And while I can't celebrate the death of a person, it does give me a sense of peace to know that he can't do any more harm.

I made this cake to gorge on while watching the Royal wedding, and loved it so much, I'm made it again, just so I could share with you guys. Its from the guys at my most loved bakery ever, Baked NYC's Baked Explorations. I blindly trust every recipe they put out. This one was no different. It was truly delicious. Even while preparing the batter, I knew it would be awesome, it was one of the silkiest-smoothest batters ever! I may have eaten quite a few spoonfuls of it ;)

The cake when baked, was so fluffy and moist, this is going high up on my sure-fire winners list. The crumb was a little too much for me, even though I love it, I'd suggest you reduce it to 3/4th.

If you're ever sad, and watching something like the Royal wedding happen, bake this cake, sit down with a fork, and I ensure you, you will cheer up. That said, I wasn't really sad, I'm all about Harry :)

New York Style Coffee Cake from Baked Explorations

New York Style Coffee Cake
Adapted from Baked Explorations [India]

For the crumb topping:

1 cup [240 g] firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup [110 g] granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
2 sticks [226 g] melted butter
2 1/2 cups [300 g] all-purpose flour

For the cake:

2 1/2 cups [330 g] all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks [170 g] butter
1 1/2 cups [330 g] granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups [290 g] sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions -
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F [180 C]. Butter the sides and bottom of a glass 9×13 pan. You can use a metal pan, but the edges may get a bit crispy.
  2. To make the crumb topping - mix both sugars, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and whisk until combined. Fold in the flour until it is absorbed. Spread out a large sheet of parchment paper on the counter and spread this mixture out on the parchment paper to dry while you make the cake mixture.
  3. To make the cake - Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Cream the butter until it is smooth, and ribbonlike with a mixer. Add the sugar, and beat till fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating between each addition. Now add in the sour cream and vanilla, and beat till incorporated. Pour in the flour mixture in about 3 parts, beating just until incorporated. Once the batter looks silky smooth, it is ready :)
  5. Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Using your hands, scoop up a handful of the crumb topping, make a fist so that it holds together, then break off in chunks and drop over the cake. Repeat until all the topping is used up. [I didn't do it this time around, so my topping will look a little different from yours. It's not a step I recommend skipping, the topping might be too crumbly otherwise]. You will have a thick layer of topping.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack, and serve alongside some coffee or tea.
  7. The cake will last for 3 days, covered at room temperature. It's been one day since I made it, and there's only a tiny bit left.


  1. Harry is a cutie. :D
    I love the recipes from 'Baked', this cake looks scrumptious!

  2. That looks so good!! Even I love recipes from Baked.I adore their fudge brownies!

  3. This looks great, looks like crumb cake, yum!

  4. me ha gustado mucho el pastel de café se ve delicioso, me gusta el café y ese estilo tan especial,me gusta tu cocina un placer conocerte,tus rectas son muy buenas,cariños y abrazos.

  5. Love the crumble.. yum :)

    New to ur space and Happy to follow u

    Do visit me as time permits !

  6. Coffee cake with strudel. My all time favorite!

  7. Valerie - He sure is <3
    I'm a die hard fan of Baked!

    Priti - Thank you!

    Ria - They're next on the list!

    Jannett - Thanks :)

    Amanda - Which it basically is!

    Mehjabeen - Welcome to the blog. Glad to have you here!

    Ellie - After this, mine too :D

  8. Avanika, you can see how beautiful and light this cake is from the slice! :D What a wonderful cake!


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