OUR FAMOUS CRUMB CAKE
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CRUMB CAKE
Where was crumb cake invented?
Although there is no written evidence as to its origin, New York–style crumb cake has a likening to Germany's Streuselkuchen, a cake made of yeast dough covered with a sweet crumb topping referred to as streusel.
What exactly is streusel in a crumb cake?
Basic streusel is a sweet, crumbly, textured topping that can be added to a number of baked goods such as pies, sweet breads, cakes, cupcakes and muffins. The mixture can also be layered into the middle of a cake.
What is the difference between crumb cake vs coffee cake?
The major difference is really the amount of streusel topping. Coffee cake has less streusel topping and more cake whereas crumb cake has a thicker and chunkier layer of streusel on top.
So now, what is the difference between a crumble and a streusel?
It's easy to mix these up! A crumble is a dish of baked fresh fruit with a streusel crumb topping whereas a streusel is well... just the topping :)