German Streusel Coffee Cake 1953

Marcia McCance


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

★★★★★ 4 votes
20 Min
20 Min

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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.


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
whole eggs, well beaten
1 c
1/2 tsp

How to Make German Streusel Coffee Cake 1953


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

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About German Streusel Coffee Cake 1953

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