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
The method of making these crumb cakes, though, is a basic recipe to learn.
Usually I put apple slices under the streusel.
However, peach slices, pear slices, halved plums, even pitted cherries would be delicious.
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)! I always sneak some!
If you're looking for some more streusel cake recipes,check out these:
Crumb cakes are great when you need easy dessert ideas. Most mix up quickly using a mixer. Others use a yeast base, but these can usually be made using a bread machine to speed things up.
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.
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