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Crumb Cake Muffin Tops

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Now this is a reason to get out of bed in the morning. These individual cakes are moist and buttery and topped with pebbly brown sugar-cinnamon crumbs.

Notes:Muffin top pans differ depending on the brand. I used a muffin top pan that has six cups, each cup with a volume of 5 tablespoons. The batter in this recipe made exactly two batches, or 12 muffin tops total. Though I haven't tested it, you should be able to bake this batter in a standard size 12 cup muffin pan.

About the Author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of the new cookbook One Bowl Baking: Simple From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts (Running Press, October 2013), and available at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Powell's, The Book Depository. Watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. Follow her Chocoholic, Chicken Dinners, Singapore Stories and Let Them Eat Cake columns on Serious Eats. Follow Yvonne on Twitter as she explores Singapore.

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