A slice of Streuselkuchen (German Crumb Cake) is the perfect afternoon snack. The cake has a light, airy texture with just enough sweetness and crunch coming from the jam, crumble, and almonds!
Similar to a Cherry Crumble this German recipe is foolproof.
It's an easy recipe that's ready to go into the oven in less than 20 minutes. Serve it with whipped cream (try mint whipped cream for a delicious twist), a side of vanilla ice cream - or both!
Streuselkuchen is the world's easiest layer cake. The bottom is a light sponge cake, topped with your favorite preserve (or marmalade!), and finished with a sweet crumb and almond topping.
Perfect as a quick breakfast snack or an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee, or, hot chocolate. Need to feed a crowd? No problem. Simply double the recipe.
What You'll Need To Make This Recipe
One of the reasons to love this recipe is that chances are you have all of the ingredients in your fridge and pantry!
Apricot preserve works beautifully with this recipe. But you can also experiment with strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, sour cherry, or any other preservative you have on hand. The possibilities are limitless.
How To Make Streuselkuchen from Scratch
Making Streuselkuchen from scratch is incredibly easy! It breaks down into two major steps: making the batter and making the topping.
Preparing The Batter
- Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract.
- Mix in the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
- Ladle the batter onto the baking sheet. Spread the batter evenly.
- Top the batter with the jam or preserve of your choice.
How to Make The Streusel (Crumb Topping)
- Combine flour, sugar, and melted butter to make the crumb topping.
- Layer the sweet crumb topping over the preserve spread.
- Bake the Streuselkuchen for 25 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit. Remove the cake from oven and insert a toothpick to make sure the cake has fully baked
Can You Freeze Streuselkuchen?
Yes, Streuselkuchen freezes beautifully.
Allow the cake to cool down completely and cut it into individual slices. Cover each slice with plastic wrap. Put the wrapped slices into a freezer-safe zip lock back.
Ready to enjoy a slice of frozen Streuselkuchen? Simply take it out of the freezer and allow it to thaw at room temperatures. You can also reheat it in the microwave for a few seconds if you prefer a warm slice of cake.
If You Like This Recipe, Try These!
- Käsekuchen - German Cheesecake
- Classic Sandkuchen - German bundt cake.
- Cinnamon Twists - easy sweet treat
- Glazed Lemon Sponge Cake - sweet and tangy German lemon sheet cake
- Butterkuchen - German butter cake
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- Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Cover a 15x10 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
Making The Batter
- Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat on medium speed until the batter is smooth and creamy.
- Add flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until all of the ingredients have been well combined. The batter should be thick and creamy.
- Pour the batter onto the baking sheet and spread it evenly.
- Spread your favorite preserve on top of the batter.
Making The Streusel
- Combine flour, sugar, and melted butter. Use your hand mixer and combine until the dough turns into crumbs. Layer the sweet crumb topping over the preserve spread and top with sliced almonds.
- Bake for 25 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit. Use a toothpick to check the doneness.