Crumb Cake, Vanilla Cream & Pineapple Filling Combo?

Baking By Phyllis52 Updated 2 Jul 2014 , 9:54pm by BEBO1998

Phyllis52 Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:18pm
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Hope this doesn't come off as stupid question: Years ago my german bakery (that is closed) had a crumb cake with vanilla cream and pineapple filling(9" round).

Anyone hear of it - is it just vanilla custard or pudding and a pineapple filling just put together (maybe a duh moment for me) or is it one specific recipe.

I'd love to duplicate it.

Thanks for any help.

7 replies
mareg Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:27pm
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Not dumb but I don't have a clue. It sounds yummy really. Hope you find a receipe!

floral1210 Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 4:44pm
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A bakery from my childhood (German, also) used to have one that was just a cream-filled crumbcake. I bet the pineapple-cream one is a variation, and probably just a combo of the pastry cream and pineapple. Sounds like it would lots of fun to experiment, though!

Phyllis52 Posted 11 Nov 2010 , 6:52pm
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Thanks floral,

I think I may have to do the experimenting for you! So it's pastry cream, huh? That is a big was so many years I'd almost forgotten the lightness of it.

I'll have to give it a try.

Thank you! thumbs_up.gif

mareg Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:11pm
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Let us know when you try it and how it worked. icon_smile.gif

Bonnell Posted 12 Nov 2010 , 5:35pm
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I use a filling made from crushed pineapple, instant vanilla pudding and cool whip that is very creamy and yummy not to mention very quick and easy to put together. Everyone that has tried it loves it. I got the recipe off of CC.

Phyllis52 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 10:52am
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Well, I did make the cake yesterday. It was delicious.

But I will be searching for a pastry cream recipe that is not too sweet, though. Does anyone have a recipe for pastry cream that would like to share? The pineapple filling was just perfect. Crumb cake was wonderful.

I will definitely make this again.

Thanks. Phyllis

BEBO1998 Posted 2 Jul 2014 , 9:54pm
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I just got back from Germany and immediately became addicted to this lovely confection - the filling was a pastry cream, and like all other European desserts, it had much less sugar than our taste buds are used to.  I make pastry cream with 1/3 less sugar than called for, and I would try to reduce sugar in the cake as well.  FYI a single one in the many walk away bakeries was 1.5 euros.  I found an 8" one in a bakery chain for 2.99 euros.  Either way, I would love a real recipe.  The cake looks like a yeast cake, not too sweet.  The crumb topping was plentiful on the cake and it was dusted with what tasted to me as 10X sugar with a little flour mixed in.

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