Lemon Crumb Cake

Yield: 1 9-inch cake
Preparation: 30 min.
Bake time: 30 min.

1 1/2 c. (180g) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt 
2 tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 c. (113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 c. (105g) light brown sugar
1/4 c. (50g) granulated sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. (170g) vanilla greek yogurt, room temperature
Zest of 2 lemons, divided 
Juice of 2 lemons (40ml)

3/4 c. (90g) all-purpose flour
6 tbsp. (85g) butter, cubed
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 c. (105g) light brown sugar

Simple glaze (optional):
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. liquid (lemon juice/orange juice/water)


Preheat the oven too 350F (180C) and grease a 9-inch springform pan or pie pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, use to forks or a pastry cutter to cut in the butter with the flour. Mix in the brown sugar and zest from one lemon and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until the mixture light and fluffy, approximately 4 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined, approximately 30 seconds.

Add in the yogurt, lemon juice, and the zest from one lemon. Mix until combined.

Add in the flour mixture and stir until the mixture is just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Evenly sprinkle the crumb mixture over the batter, and place into the oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until a toothpick entered into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Simple Glaze
Mix together the powdered sugar and citrus juice / water. If the mixture seems to thin, you can add in more powdered sugar, and if the mixture seems to thick, you can add in more liquid to get your desired consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cake when it is fully cooled. Slice and enjoy!

The crumb cake will taste the best on the day that it is baked, but will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for about 3 days.

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