Crumb cake recipes ("Streuselkuchen") are quick and delicious treats to make for your family and friends. These traditional cakes, which are so easy to make, look so pretty, too.
The fruit and flavourings can be changed to provide variation, but the method of making these crumb cakes, or "Streuselkuchen", is a basic recipe to learn.
Usually I put apple slices under the streusel, but you can try peach slices, pear slices, halved plums, even pitted cherries would be delicious.
Crumb cakes are great when you need easy dessert ideas.
They mix up quickly using a mixer.
By the time the oven preheats, you'll have finished making the cake. The only real time is preparing the fruit, unless you use canned fruit. Then you just need to make sure you drain it well.
If I'm making an apple crumb cake recipe, I'll use whatever type of apple I have on hand, although Mackintosh, Golden Delicious, and Mutsu are especially tasty. I also like using Granny Smith - my all-time favourite apple for eating and cooking!
A warning though - the crumb topping is so delicious, if you have kids (or a husband) around, they may try to sneak some topping off the cake while it is cooling (and even before it is baked)!
If you're looking for some more streusel cake recipes, here's one I think you'll love: an Easy Crumb Cake sent in by one of our readers, another Gerhild!
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