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Brigitte's German Streusel Cake

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Servings: 8
Categories: Cakes / Desserts / Fruits

Ingredients:

-----FOR THE CAKE-----
3/4  cup  Margarine
1/4  cup  Sugar
2    Eggs
1  pinch  Salt
2  cups  Flour
2  teaspoons  Baking powder
1 1/4  cups  Milk
1  cup  Fruit, sliced, your choice, fresh or canned

-----FOR THE STREUSEL TOPPING-----
3/4  cup  Flour
1/4  cup  Sugar
3/4  cup  Margarine, cold, not soft
1 1/2  teaspoons  Cinnamon

Directions:
1. For the Cake: Cream sugar and margarine together. Stir in eggs, and then alternate stirring in the flour and the milk.

2. Grease and flour a small cookie sheet or sheet cake pan. Pour batter in pan, spread to evenly coat. Top with fresh sliced fruit or well-drained canned fruit.

3. For the Streusel Topping: Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut the margarine in small pieces and drop in flour mixture. Mix together well -- the best way is to mix it with your hands. Mix until all is a consistency of a streusel topping. If it gets too dry, mix in a little more margarine. If it gets too sticky, add a little more flour. Sprinkle over cake/fruit mixture in cookie sheet/sheet cake pan.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350F.

Authors Notes: "In Berlin, Germany (where I was born) we make this cake in the plum season and use fresh plums and omit the streusel and just sprinkle with 1 cup of sugar on top of the still hot cake and serve with whipped cream. You can use Cool Whip if you like! This cake is always sold at bakesales in the Army. We just double the recipe and cut it in squares and wrap it in saran wrap and at the last sale it was gone in 30 minutes!"


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