|New York-Style Crumb Cake - Chloe's Vegan Desserts|
In honor of the place I now call home, I made this recipe for New York-Style Crumb Cake. It was very simple to prepare, in fact more time was spent baking it than making it! The smell that filled my kitchen was an intoxicating buttery, cinnamon scent and if this had been a batch of cookies you can be sure they'd have been gobbled up. Sadly I had to leave the cake untouched so my boyfriend could bring it to his office for a potluck. Verdict from the group was the now common disbelief that it was vegan, meant as a compliment of course! I made this once before with the help of my mom for a Sunday breakfast and it was delicious; sweet with a balance of salt throughout, a moist cake layer covered with a divine buttery crunch. This beats anything premade sitting on a grocery store shelf and I bet it could hold its own against a traditional New York Style-Crumb Cake! You can find the full recipe from Chloe's Vegan Desserts (buy your copy here).
1 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup vegan margarine, melted
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar, for garnish
To Prepare the Crumb Topping:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 8-inch square pan.
In a medium bowl, prepare crumble by first combining flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Then pour on the melted margarine and use two forks to toss the mixture together. You don't want to stir and combine it too much so the tossing method helps to keep it a crumble.
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To Prepare the Cake:
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together almond milk, canola oil, vanilla extract and apple cider vinegar.
Pour wet mixture over dry and stir together to combine, but don't overmix the batter.
Pour batter into the pan evenly. Sprinkle crumb topping over the batter to cover completely.
Bake for about 40 minutes. I checked mine a couple of minutes early using a toothpick and noticed it was done.
Allow to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar (now doesn't that look like something from an Entenmann's box!?) then cut into squares to serve!
|Freshly Baked Crumb Cake|