➤ by Lydia Fulson
Use your air fryer to make this German crumb cake recipe. You'll find that it tastes just like the ones your Oma used to make, but it's quicker and easier to make.
This cake is so versatile, perfectly sized, and that lecker streusel topping will make you feel like you're back home in Germany as you savor every bite. Making this cake in the air fryer saves you time and energy, and it comes out just as if you made it in the actual oven!
I've made this cake many times before with Oma, but in the picture above, you can see my first one made in the Vortex Plus air fryer!
In this German streusel cake, I made it with poppyseed filling inside, which made for such a decadent flavor and a delicious pair for a hot cup of coffee.
Oma and I may have used poppyseed filling, but the possibilities are endless, such as rhubarb, cherries, plums, apple slices, peaches, jams, and the list can go on and on. Speaking of peaches ... keep on scrolling to see my wunderbar peach streusel cake!
If you can't quite understand something in the recipe, you can check out my video where I'm showing you step-by-step how to make a successful and wunderbar German streusel crumb cake!
If you don't have homemade or store-bought vanilla sugar on hand, don't worry, there's a simple substitute. I used 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and added it in with the liquids.
My Mutti's way of making it is made easily by adding vanilla extract right into the granulated sugar and mixing in a small bowl. This is a great substitute because it can be made with ingredients that we always have on hand. So, if you're like me and forget to double-check your ingredients list ... no need to panic. There's always a solution!
If you'd like to make your own for your peach streusel cake, you can use my Oma's recipe for homemade vanilla sugar.
Did you know that streusel was originally from Poland?
But of course, one can't keep something so yummy to oneself. Eventually, it became popular in other European countries, like your lovely home, Germany.
The English translation of Streuselkuchen translates to crumb cake, which is exactly as it sounds. Streusel are crumbs made up of butter, sugar, and flour, that you scatter on top of something, and my, is it ever good. Kuchen is a cake that is often made using yeast dough. Traditionally, this kuchen would be served with some kind of nuts baked within or a popular fruit. Pecans would often be the nut of choice for this cake.
Streuselkuchen is such a well-known dessert in Germany. If you stumble upon a cafe, it's almost a guarantee that you can find this tasty treat inside! It is served in so many different ways nowadays, but the ones made by my Oma are my favorites. Now she's passed the recipes onto me so that I can share them with you!
Tada! Here is my refreshing and yummy-beyond-belief peach streusel cake. This recipe is so easy. There are no complicated ingredients or steps to take along the way.
My only challenge while making this cake was trying not to snack on the bits of streusel as I was crumbling them over the peaches ... but what's a good baker if they don't taste test first, right? :)
This one was such a delight to make and even more delightful in taste. My peach streusel cake was also made in the Vortex Plus Air Fryer. There are so many great advantages to making this cake in the air fryer rather than in the oven.
By making it in the air fryer, you save 10 minutes just on baking time alone. You also don't have to wait so long for your big oven to preheat because the air fryer does it in 5 minutes ... now that's a time saver for sure. I know that my least favorite part of cooking/baking was waiting 20 long minutes for my oven to preheat while my tummy is grumbling. Now, I can be ready in minutes!
Intrigued yet? Keep on scrolling to find my recipe! :)
Similar to Italian gnocchi potato dumplings, these German potato noodles, Schupfnudeln, are a traditional side or main dish in southern Germany. So easy to make! Really!
Oma's German cucumber salad is so delightfully refreshing, especially in the summer. Since it's from the south, there's no cream in it which makes it a perfect picnic side!
Oma's best German potato salad recipe is traditional in northern Germany. Yes, it's made with mayonnaise. In the South, it's without mayo. Both authentic and wunderbar!
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