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The easiest and only crumb cake recipe you need

Streuselkuchen (crumb cake) recipe

I am both bold and proud to say that this is the only Streuselkuchen (crumb cake) recipe you need because it is easy, quick, and delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword crumb cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265kcal
Author Our Gabled Home


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar or extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, cold
  • 1 cup hazelnuts/filberts or use almond meal or omit
  • 1/2 whole lemon, juiced optional
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder optional
  • 1 pound fruit, washed, cleaned, and pitted (if necessary)


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Grind the hazelnuts in a food processor, either coarsly or fine, depending on preference
  • Add flour, sugar, vanilla, and salt and pulse a few times to mix.
  • Cut butter in chunks and add to dry ingredients in food processor. Mix until combined. If the dough is too dry, add a bit of ice cold water.
  • Line a springform pan or glass baking dish with parchment paper. Alternatively, grease springform pan or glass baking dish with some oil or butter.
  • Add about ½ of the dough to the baking dish and gently press down evenly.
  • Add the fruit.
  • Crumble the remaining dough on top of the fruit.
  • Bake for 40-55 mins or until topping is golden brown.