Soft and fluffy New York Style Crumb Cake “Aka Coffee Cake” topped with a buttery cinnamon-brown sugar crumble that is out of this world! This delicious cake makes the perfect addition to your morning coffee.

One of my favorite things about crumb cake is the fact that you can eat it for breakfast; It’s like the best thing ever!  My daughter was so happy to eat cake for breakfast and I don’t blame her!

The best thing is the crumbs of course. I love scooping the crumbs off of coffee cakes and eating them alone. If I could make a whole cake out of crumbs, believe me, I would! Crumbs are just so sugary and Cinnamony with a delicious hint of butter. I packed this cake with crumbs because I would eventually start scooping the crumbs off the whole cake onto my slice.

This cake reminds me of the crumb cake I usually buy at my local cafe in NY. It’s always super moist and extra crumby; As good as it may be, the homemade version is way better! Seriously, there is nothing in this world better than baked goods in the morning. Muffins, cakes, scones, croissants, pastries, you name it! it’s always better baked fresh hot out of the oven at home.

This cake is really quick and easy put together and stores very well; you can make it at night or the day before and serve it for a nice breakfast or brunch. If you are looking to make the recipe even easier you can use a cake mix for the cake batter and follow the crumb mixture. I’ve tried it with cake mix and it’s always great!

How to Make this Delicious Crumb Cake

To begin you will need to preheat your oven and line a standard 9×13” pan with butter or oil. Next, whisk your egg, milk, canola oil, and vanilla then add in your flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Now it’s time to make the buttery crumb topping! To make the crumb, simply combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix until a crumb texture has formed.

Sprinkle the crumbs over your cake batter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cake is cooked through.

The result is a moist and fluffy cake with the most buttery cinnamon sugar topping you will ever have! Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee and see what all the fuss is about.

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4.45 from 9 votes

New York Style Crumb Cake

By: Layla
Soft and fluffy New York Style Crumb Cake "Aka Coffee Cake" topped with a buttery cinnamon-brown sugar crumble that is out of this world! This delicious cake makes the perfect addition to your morning coffee.
Prep10 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Total30 minutes
Servings 12 servings



  • Place rack in center of oven, and heat oven to 325 degrees. 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 large mixing bowl whisk together egg, milk, canola oil, and vanilla for 2 minutes on medium speed. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt; continue mixing for 2 minutes.
  • 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. Sprinkle crumbs over batter.
  • Place pan in oven, and bake, rotating pan after 10 minutes. Continue baking until a cake tester comes out clean, about 10-15 minutes more.
  • Transfer baking pan to a wire rack to cool.Using a serrated knife or bench scraper, cut into 3-inch squares. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 425kcal, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 115mg, Potassium: 176mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 509IU, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coffee cake, crumb cake, crumble, new york
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  1. Besides the ratio being off it still came out ok. Adding the glaze and a few sprinkles of spice on top definitely added to it. Family enjoyed it

  2. I agree with some of the comments the cake mix to crumb ratio seems off. Made exactly as follows. Had lots of left over crumbs after covering the cake and barely enough cake mix for the pan. I had to spread it out to make it fit. I think the crumb measurements should be cut in half and the cake mix doubled. Flavor seems lackluster when trying the raw batter ,which to me isnt a good sign. Def will adjust flavors next time. I will add a flavored rum or glaze of some sort to compensate.

  3. I baked exactly as written, but the cake does not look the same as yours. Seems like my crumbs melted down. How do you prevent that for next time?

    1. I’m not sure why they melted down I’ve made this several times without issues. Did you use the correct ratio of butter/flour? Please let me know. Thanks!

  4. This looks absolutely irresistible! I have to get my hands on a piece of this.

  5. My mouth literally started intensely salivating just seeing all those photos of the crumb cake! It looks so buttery and rich and OHHHH the crumbs! Yes please!

  6. all i want to do is to have a taste of this amazing, crunchy, fluffy and delicious cake, it look so great 😀

  7. I’m with your daughter- cake for breakfast. I have a coffe cake I’ve made forever and I’m in desperate need for something new. This looks perfect 🙂

  8. Yum, I want cake for breakfast too! This looks simply delicious! It would lbe perfect on this cold snowy day with a hot cup of coffee 😀

  9. Oh, I agree. It’s a breakfast thing for me too. Butter, jam and a cup of coffee…Your looks just perfect, great crumble! 🙂 ela

  10. yeeeah. crumb cake is one of the BEST since you can eat it for breakfast! and I agree the crumbs are the best part-delish!!!

    1. Thanks Kayle! It does make a great breakfast that’s for sure 😀

  11. That crumb topping WHOA. Will you judge if I eat it all off the top? 😉

    1. Of course not! I think we all have our eyes on the crumbs 😉

  12. I’m obsessed with NY crumb cake! This looks delicious and I wish I had a piece of it now. 🙂

  13. I love a crispy, crunch crumb topping. So much better than plain ole cake. And hurray for dessert at breakfast time!

    1. Yes! Nothing beats cake for breakfast!! Thanks Natalie!

  14. This crumb cake is absolutely incredible! I would devour every single piece of it!

  15. Yum! I agree with your daughter…cake for breakfast is the best 🙂