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Cherry Poppy Seed Streusel Cake

Cherry Poppy Seed Streusel Cake

A 5-step process that yields can't beat results

Photo courtesy of Lora Wiley

While baking this cake is a process, the final result is most certainly worth it. Not only is the streusel cake delicious, it can feed about 20 guests.

Recipe courtesy of Lora Wiley, Diary of a Mad Hausfrau

Ingredients

For the cake base

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 and 1/2 packages of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 Cup white granulated sugar
  • 7 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

For the poppy seed filling

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 and 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons semolina or spelt flour
  • 1/2 Cup crushed poppy seeds
  • 1/4 Cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon rum
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon

For the sour cream filling

  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 Cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the streusel

  • 1 and 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 7 Tablespoons melted butter

To assemble the cake

  • 1 10 oz. jar of cherry jam
  • 1 Tablespoon rum

German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS


German Poppy Seed Streusel Crumble Cake Recipe

Sorry friends if you are on a diet but the hubby is baking again today. This is a recipe that I&rsquove been wanting to share for a really long time. We&rsquove had this recipe since before my son was born, so about 15 years and I remember translating it into English for my husband.

Every time I go to Germany, I go to our local bakery and order their loaded &ldquoMohnkuchen&rdquo and you just can&rsquot get anything close to it here in the US. So this is about the closest recipe to it I have.
It&rsquos so so good but unfortunately not gluten-free. My husband might try to come up with a gluten-free version yet. He&rsquos tried once but it needs tweaking.
He baked this for my birthday and I took pictures of him making it for me.

In Germany you use &ldquoQuark&rdquo for this recipe which is similar to sour cream and yoghurt but we came up with a mixture of sour cream and ricotta. Quark is a little bit more bitter though which is why I love our mixture.

German&rsquos use a lot of Vanillin Sugar for baking which you can find HERE but you can also use a mixture of sugar and vanilla beans which I have in my ingredients list. We stick with the German packages though.

I haven&rsquot been able to find a large amount of poppy seeds required for this cake at the local grocery stores here. So I buy mine&hellipwait take a guess&hellipyup&hellip Amazon. Click HERE to see the one I buy.

German&rsquos also cook and bake with a scale not cups. So we just bought a little scale (HERE) and use that for German recipes which you can see in the photos. Or you can just use an online converter like THIS and THIS