A gluten-free, nut-free crumb cake that tastes just like the ones you find in a New York deli or bakery! Thick, moist buttery cake + an extra thick layer of brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping. Decadent-tasting and unbelievably delicious! Impressive looking but easy gluten-free recipe!
Gluten-Free New York-Style Crumb Cake
An easy, gluten-free version of the classic New York Crumb Cake!
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So excited for you to try this Gluten-Free New York-Style Crumb Cake!
Gluten-free and nut-free, this crumb cake tastes just like the ones you find in a New York deli or bakery!
Thick, moist buttery cake + an extra thick layer of brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping.
Decadent-tasting and unbelievably delicious!
A little background…
This recipe came about because lots of you asked for a nut-free crumb cake after I shared our Sour Cream Coffee Cake a few months ago.
This New York-Style Crumb Cake uses the same basic cake recipe so you get the same amazing flavor and soft, moist texture of the sour cream coffee cake but now you have a thick brown sugar cinnamon topping that is over the top!
My husband and I lived in New York City for many years — through business school, working and even raising our kids there for some time. Without prompting, my husband said that this cake tastes just like the ones we used to treat ourselves to from our local deli!
Best part? It is impressive looking but it’s an easy gluten-free recipe!
So let’s make it!
Before we get to the ingredients, I want to point out that there is a cooking video on this page so you can see how easy it is to make.
And as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions at the bottom of the page.
You’ll need 12 ingredients in total:
butter or dairy-free butter
gluten-free all purpose flour (with xanthan gum) (we used GFJules, affiliate link)
sour cream or dairy-free sour cream
powdered or confectioners sugar (not in photo)
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Back to the Gluten-free New York-Style Crumb Cake…
The cake comes together in 6 easy steps, taking about 20 minutes:
Make the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Crumble. Set aside.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla.
A gluten-free, nut-free crumb cake that tastes just like the ones you find in a New York deli or bakery! Thick, moist buttery cake + an extra thick layer of brown sugar cinnamon crumb topping. Decadent-tasting and unbelievably delicious! Impressive looking but easy recipe.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...