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A slice of Cherry Crumble with a blob of whipped cream

Cherry Crumble ~ German Kirschstreusel

This homemade cherry crumble is an easy yet perfectly moist dessert. It’s a truly delicious German treat.
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine German
Keyword easy baking
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 382kcal
Author Maike


The Batter

Making The Crumb Topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Cover a small rimmed baking sheet (about 10x15 inches) with parchment paper and set aside.

Making the Batter

  • Use a large mixing bowl and combine eggs and sugar. Use a hand or stand mixer and blend until the eggs are sugar are well combined.
  • Add the self-rising flour and blend until the batter is smooth.
  • Transfer the batter onto the baking sheet and drop the cherries into the batter. Set aside

Making The Crumble

  • Cut the unsalted butter into cubes. 
  • Use a large mixing bowl and combine sugar, butter, and flour.
    **Optional - Add a dash of salt (~ ⅛ of a teaspoon) to the dough.
  • Mix the dough with a hand, stand mixer, or use your hands.

Finishing The Cherry Crumble

  • Sprinkle the batter with the crumbles.
  • Bake the cherry crumble for 25 minutes.



*If you don't have self-rising flour on hand use plain flour and add 1 teaspoon of baking powder. 
**Adding a pinch of salt to the batter is optional. 


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 593IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg