Nils’ delicious German Crumbly-Cake

Monday 24 March 2014
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The very first time I tasted this cake, I was visiting the German classes with the English section (only the 5ème). They wanted everyone to learn German as their new language next year so they did what seemed obvious: they introduced us to their fun, simple and beautiful language! (Whilst we gorged ourselves on the cakes they spent ages baking for us). But all I remember is “zucker” which is sugar, and this recipe for a Schlesicher Streuselkuchen. I have to warn you though, a slice of Nils’ warm, soft, gooey crumbly-cake will warm up your heart and make your day like no other cake on the face of the earth.

Ingredients: Just so you know this cake has a few layers, some of which are German so they will keep their name.


- 450g flour
- 30g yeast
- 2 cups warm milk
- 50g butter
- 50g sugar
- 1 egg
- a pinch of salt Streusel:

- 200g butter
- 200g sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1kg French “fromage blanc“
- 40g cornflour
- a pinch of salt
- 1 lemon zest


- 350g butter
- 200g sugar
- 200g butter

- a pinch of salt and one of cinnamon
- some oil to grease the baking tray

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 210°C Teig: Grease the flat baking tray with oil. Put part of the flour in a big bowl, throw the baking powder and all the other ingredients in whilst stirring. Add the rest of the flour bit by bit but keep stirring. Leave for 15 minutes; Streusel: Stir the butter with the sugar until it is sticky and soft. Stir all the ingredients with the buttery-sugar mixture in another big bowl. Roll out the “Teig” onto the baking tray: this will be the first layer. Then put the “Streusel” you just made as a second layer. For the crumble, mix together the flour, the sugar, the salt and the cinnamon. Melt the butter and pour it in bit by bit. Make little squished pieces with two fingers. Once you have all your pieces, sprinkle them evenly above the “Streusel”. Place the tray in the oven and let it bake for 20-25mins until golden. Your crumbly-cake is now ready! You can eat it hot or cold, but best give it some time to cool down first. I don’t know about you, but a cake like that is enough to make me learn German!