Classic New York–Style Crumb Cake

Classic Crumb Cake
Classic New York–Style Crumb CakeGrant Cornett

One key to a crumbly, tall topping is properly chilling the crumb after mixing and before baking. Though this might produce what looks to be an overly generous amount of crumbs at first, be sure to heap it all on: As the cake rises during baking, the proportions will become just right.

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