I made a family cookbook for my German grandmother’s 100 birthday. Relatives from her 11 brothers and sisters sent the recipes and I believe this one is the oldest.

Streusel Kuchen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
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  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9×12 inch pan.

    2 Mix together the sugar, shortening, egg, milk, flour, salt and baking powder.

    3 Prepare the streusel by mixing together the brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter and pecans.

    4 Spread cake mixture in pan and spread streusel mixture on top. Swirl ingredients together.

    5 Add the rest of streusel over top and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.


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