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german streusel coffee cake 1953

★★★★★ 10
a recipe by
Marcia McCance
Stone Mountain, GA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For german streusel coffee cake 1953

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

How To Make german streusel coffee cake 1953

Test Kitchen Tips
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.
  • 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.