Kaffee Streuselkuchen (Coffee Streusel Cake)

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I have a thing for crunch. Texturally speaking, with every meal I eat I crave the crunch. It probably explains why I am such a lover of nuts and popcorn and find excuses to weave them into as many Chew Town recipes as possible. When tasked with making a cake recently for a friend's afternoon tea baby shower, I knew a crunchy cake was in order, and what better than a streuselkuchen (streusel cake). A streuselkuchen is a traditional German cake which is normally a lot flatter than my version and baked in a rectangular dish with about 50% cake and 50% crumb topping (the streusel). The topping is a mixture of sugar, fat and flour (at a … [Read more...]