We launched a competition during National Baking Week, inviting Espressopedia customers to send in their favourite recipes that they like to enjoy with a cup of coffee. After putting all entries into a draw, this delicious crumb cake was the winning entry - and a delightful recipe it is too!
Mareike Says: "Every cake can be enjoyed with coffee in my eyes :) One of my favourite cakes which is very easy to make is found at the below link. Of course it is a typical German cake which reminds me of my childhood. The only thing I usually add is sprinkling some Vanilla Sugar over the top before putting it in the oven".
Oma's Crumb cake, aka Streuselkuchen - recommended by Marieke Warren
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp lemon peel, grated
- ½ cup milk
- 2 - 3 apples or other fruit, as desired (optional)
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup butter, chilled
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 13" X 9" baking pan.
- In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat.
- Blend flour, baking powder, and lemon peel together.
- Add flour mixture alternately with milk into butter mixture and mix well.
- Spread batter in greased pan.
- Arrange fruit (if using) on top of batter in slightly overlapping rows.
To make Streusel Topping:
- In a small bowl, combine flour and sugar.
- Using 2 knives or a pastry blender cut in butter until mixture resembles large crumbs.
- Sprinkle over apples.
- Bake for 40 - 45 minutes. Check with wooden toothpick to see if it is done (should come out clean - no batter on toothpick).
- Cool in pan on a wire rack.
- Makes about 16 servings. Tastes great served with whipped cream - and a cup of Italian coffee of course!
Than you Mareike for sharing this with us - and to all our other lovely customers for their entries too! Here are another two that we loved:
And @CornishTressa's Rose flavoured cup cakes - they look delightful!