The Winning Cake Recipe - by one of our lovely customers, Mareike Warren.

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

Cake Ingredients:

  • 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)

Topping Ingredients:

  • 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: 

@Sam_Macaree's Grandma's recipesultanas, raisins, cherries and coconut cake topped with flaked almonds.

And @CornishTressa's Rose flavoured cup cakes - they look delightful!

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