This is my first week as a member of Martha Mondays and what are we making? It is delicious and I love it and that means, we are baking. We are not only baking but we are baking a coffee cake which is a favorite in our family. One with a thick topping, fruit filling and delicious cake.
It is NY Crumb Cake from March Living. For my first recipe in the group, I am sure, I did the unthinkable. I took one look at the amount of butter used in the recipe and cut it in half in the topping and used oil instead of butter. I also cut a little from the cake. It used several sticks of butter and for a moment, I though this was Paula Deen.
In my most humble opinion, my cake tasted wonderful and we did not miss the fat. The thick topping was crumbly and I had such fun, picking up those crumbs and eating them.
The recipe has an option to add blueberry jam on the cake layer under the crumbs and I did that for half the cake and I used orange marmalade for the other half. It turned out to be delicious and I am not sure which side was better.
If you want a good cake, try this one.