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.
- 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
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
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.