German Butterkuchen

German Butterkuchen

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Denise Broessel

By
@dbroessel

We recently moved and my Sunset Cook Book of Breads was misplaced. I frantically searched for it just for this recipe. It's a wonderful yeast bread, somewhere between bread and cake with a cinnamon sugar topping. It requires no kneading and makes a delicious Sunday brunch or breakfast addition.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
12
Prep:
1 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    shortening (i use butter)
  • 1 1/2 pkg
    yeast active dry or compressed (this equals just under 1 tablespoon dry)
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    warm water (lukewarm for compressed yeast)
  • 2
    eggs
  • 3 1/4 c
    unsifted regular all-purpose flour
  • ·
    butter topping (recipe follows)
  • 1/3 c
    chopped almonds

How to Make German Butterkuchen

Step-by-Step

  1. Scald the milk, add the 1/2 cup sugar, salt and shortening and cool to lukewarm.
  2. Dissolve the yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water, then stir into cooled milk mixture.
  3. Beat the eggs with 1 cup of the flour.
  4. Add rest of flour alternately with milk-yeast mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch baking pan, spreading dough evenly.
  6. Set in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the butter topping and almonds evenly over top and bake in a moderately hot oven (375 degrees) for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Makes 12 squares.
  8. BUTTER TOPPING: Cut 1/2 (1/4 lb.) butter into 1 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until fine crumbs develop.

Printable Recipe Card

About German Butterkuchen

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German



Leave a Comment

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes


What’s better than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold night? Not much in our mind. We can’t think of many better things than warming up with a big bowl of smoky potato bacon soup, thick Zuppa Toscana, or heavenly chicken tortilla soup. Maybe you want to put your slow cooker to use and […]

20 Super Tasty Chicken Recipes

20 Super Tasty Chicken Recipes


“What’s for dinner?” That’s the infamous question we get tired of hearing and figuring out. But, we have your answer – chicken. Now, wait. Before you say that’s boring, trust us. We guarantee your family will love all of these 20 super tasty chicken recipes. From BBQ chicken pizzas to orange chicken and rice to Parmesan […]

27 Stuffed Food Recipes

27 Stuffed Food Recipes


From appetizers to meat and baked treats, stuffed recipes are fun. Stuffed peppers are always a winner but other dishes can be stuffed too. Crescent dough can be stuffed with pretty much anything. Turn a basic chicken breast into something special by stuffing it with cheese and bacon. Stuffed shells are traditionally Italian but give […]