Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New York-Style Crumb Cake for club: Baked

I started this blog over 3 years ago so that I could join the Daring Bakers, a world-wide online baking group with literally thousands of members.  And then I joined another online baking group, the Cake Slice Bakers.  And then another, Sweet Melissa Sundays.  I just can't seem to get enough, can I?  Sadly, Sweet Melissa Sundays is soon coming to an end; we've baked every recipe in the Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy (I use the royal we there; I've been terrible at participating of late).  So of course I needed something to fill the giant hole in my baking heart.  Enter Club:  BAKED!  Spear-headed by fellow Sweet Melissa Baker Karen of Karen's Cookies, Cakes, and More, we are baking our way through Baked Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.  I was a bit hesitant to buy another new cookbook because I already have so very many that I ignore, but after looking through the beautiful photos and amazing recipes, I can't wait to tackle all of the deliciousness this book promises.

Our first recipe is for New York-Style Crumb Cake.  I made it for my family when we were all together at my parents' house at the beginning of June, and it was beyond amazing!  The delicious cake base and tasty crumb topping ensured that every last piece was eaten before the morning was over.  Paired with fresh fruit, it made a perfect extra-special breakfast.  If you'd like to make it, you can find the recipe HERE on Karen's blog.

Tune in next week for Farm Stand Buttermilk Donuts.  Yum!
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9 comments:

  1. Better late than never is what i always say. Thanks so much for joining another group, buying another book and baking along with me! ;-)

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  2. Better late than never is what i always say. Thanks so much for joining another group, buying another book and baking along with me! ;-)

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  3. Looks lovely! Strawberries look great with it.

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  4. Your cake looks perfect. It's always great when a dessert (breakfast) gets polished off in one day! This recipe is definitely a keeper. :)

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  5. I am glad you decided to bake along with us. This recipe definitely has me excited for the others in the book. So good!

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  6. I meant to ask you what your favorite cake recipe is this morning. Ironically, we ended up talking about exercise. Oh, well. I am dying to get back to baking and this crumb cake looks divine! Gonna try it!

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  7. Did you include the changes that Karen made (extra flour in the topping and cinn/nutmeg) or did you bake it as the original recipe lists? I want to make the whole 13X9, the more cake the better!

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  8. Hi Holly. I just followed the recipe exactly as it is written in the book and didn't have any problems at all!

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  9. Hi Lu, I'm on vacation in a house with very little fresh fruit, lots of packaged/processed food and a family who will eat my cooking and enjoy it, but is always skeptical of what I suggest as a potential recipe when I look to see what (very random items) resides in the fridge. Thanks for posting a no-fail cake that will surely please (i actually came for the cupcakes and the green bean potato salad, but my soul is soothed by looking at lots of other things tonight). I appreciate your blog!!!

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