As I walked past the Entenmann’s display at the grocery store yesterday, I fought the urge to pick up the Ultimate Crumb Cake, and reminded myself that I’m supposed to be counting Weight Watchers points.  But the taste of soft, buttery crumb cake, alongside a hot cup of coffee, flooded my thoughts and set me on the path to finding the perfect crumb cake recipe.

I have a few tried-and-true recipes, but I was anxious to try something new, and I found this recipe for New York-Style Crumb Cake here.  This cake is tender and tasty, with just a mild hint of cinnamon in the topping.  I cut the 8″ square cake into 16 equal pieces, which were just the right size to satisfy and make me feel less guilty about reaching for seconds.

With nearly two sticks of butter, I didn’t bother to calculate any points.  I just enjoyed my crumb cake, drank my coffee, and planned tomorrow’s workout.