German Streusel Coffee Cake 1953

Marcia McCance

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@mmccance

Found in mom's recipe notebook. I remember this one being a keeper!! Hope you like it too.


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Not overly sweet, just sweet enough, this is the perfect coffee cake! It's a simple, old-fashioned recipe. What makes this so special is the mixture of spices. The cinnamon is the most noticeable, but there's a perfect balance of spices in the cake. Serve with a cup of coffee or tea, and you have one great treat.

Note: Our wooden spoon was not cooperating, so we used a pastry cutter for the streusel. Worked like a charm. Also, like lots of old-fashioned recipes, the cake pan size was not specified. We baked this in a 9x13 baking dish.

Ingredients

2 c
sifted flour
2 c
brown sugar, packed firm
2/3 c
butter, room temp
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
cloves
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2
whole eggs, well beaten
1 c
buttermilk
1/2 tsp
cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rub together with a wooden spoon the flour, sugar, butter, and salt.
2
Then remove 3/4 cup to separate bowl to be used for the crumb topping. Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the crumb topping.
3
To the rest of the original mixture add the spices, baking powder and soda.
4
Beat two eggs well and mix with the buttermilk. Add the milk and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix well.
5
Pour into the cake pan.
6
Then sprinkle the streusel mixture evenly on the top of the cake
7
Bake for a total of 20 minutes in the following manner:
400 degrees for 5 minutes
350 degrees for 15 minutes
8
I remember baking this when I was young but I loved the streusel more than the cake so I would double the amount of streusel on the cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #coffee, #german, #Streusal