Streuselkuchen, also known in English-speaking countries as “crumble cake”, is a cake made of shortcrust dough covered with a sweet crumb topping, referred to as streusel. The main ingredients for the crumbles are sugar, butter and flour. It is popular in German and Polish baking.
The recipe is thought to originate in Silesia in central Europe. Many variants are prepared with fillings such as fruit, mostly of a sour taste, e.g. apples, cherries or rhubarb.
Here at the German Baking Queen, we offer this tasty cake with either an apple or cherry filling, but happy to explore other options when they are in season. We offer it in two sizes: large at 25cm and the mini at 12cm diameter.