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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New York-style Crumb Cake

Looks very yummy, but read on!

I was scouring the internet looking at recipes.  I do that for fun!  I read cookbooks like novels.  I think many women do.  I wonder if men know this little detail about some of us women chefs?

I saw this recipe and it sounded delicious until I read the topping ingredients.  For a 9 x 13-inch dish (okay, substantial), 5 cups of flour is required.  Then out of curiosity, I checked the carbohydrates per serving: 90 grams!!  Yep, you read that right.  That's unreal.  Granted at 12 servings, those are big servings, but still.  That's about 4 times more carbohydrates in one serving of cake than many low-carbers consume in one day.  No wonder people are struggling with their weight so much these days.  It's excess - too much excess - especially when it comes to refined carbohydrates.  That's not even classified as food since white flour is regarded as an anti-nutrient - it requires nutrients from the body to digest it.

I just made a double-layered Almond Vanilla cake with Caramel Frosting yesterday and although I haven't checked the carbs yet, I'm pretty sure it's nowhere near that.  We are eating healthier, folks!  Stay tuned for my cake. :)

10 comments:

Lisa, motyok said...

I can't wait to see your recipe!

Jennifer said...

I'll try to get around to it today. It was tasty.

Jennifer said...

Aargh, had a busy day and will not be here tomorrow, plus need to test the frosting again. I think I may have written it down incorrectly. Plus, I need to type up the frosting recipe too. Have the cake recipe typed up. What a job, hey?!

susiet said...

I am sooo waiting for this recipe when you get a round Tuit! ;) It just looks magnificent...as do all your recipes and photos!

Those blondies look TDF (to die for)!!!!

Hugs!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Susie. :) I actually got confused and thought Lisa was talking about the double-layered cake. I hadn't thought of making this one. lol

Anonymous said...

Jennifer I can't wait for this recipe to come out! I make a NY Style crumb cake for my co-workers and family. I'll definatley be making your recipe!!

Anonymous said...

Ooops, I meant to put my name on that anonymous post Jennifer. It's Diana.

Jennifer said...

LOL No pressure, hey, Diana! I guess I will have to try and mimic this one. Tall order!

Diane said...

I'm wondering if you ever posted the crumb cake recipe...Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I forgot about this recipe, Diane. If I do get around to it soon, I'll post it. I'm swamped editing the new low-carb cookbook.