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.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x12 inch pan.

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 136 mg sodium. 24 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2005
This recipe turned out great! I'll submit a photo if the picture turns out as well... Altered the recipe a bit though after reading the other reviews: Used butter flavored shortening (and a little extra) instead of plain ol' shortening; put in a little over a Tablespoon of cinnamon instead of 2 teaspoons... I think that the butter flavored shortening helped tone down any extra floury taste. I also had to cook it a little longer than suggested. Was a hit at work and at home... Even with the adjustments would recommend eating with a favorite beverage on hand (mine turned out a tad bit dry the first time... second time though PERFECT!) Thank you! Read More
(16)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2003
Very tasty but a bit dry when cooked 25 minutes. Read More
(5)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2005
This recipe turned out great! I'll submit a photo if the picture turns out as well... Altered the recipe a bit though after reading the other reviews: Used butter flavored shortening (and a little extra) instead of plain ol' shortening; put in a little over a Tablespoon of cinnamon instead of 2 teaspoons... I think that the butter flavored shortening helped tone down any extra floury taste. I also had to cook it a little longer than suggested. Was a hit at work and at home... Even with the adjustments would recommend eating with a favorite beverage on hand (mine turned out a tad bit dry the first time... second time though PERFECT!) Thank you! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2005
This recipe turned out great! I'll submit a photo if the picture turns out as well... Altered the recipe a bit though after reading the other reviews: Used butter flavored shortening (and a little extra) instead of plain ol' shortening; put in a little over a Tablespoon of cinnamon instead of 2 teaspoons... I think that the butter flavored shortening helped tone down any extra floury taste. I also had to cook it a little longer than suggested. Was a hit at work and at home... Even with the adjustments would recommend eating with a favorite beverage on hand (mine turned out a tad bit dry the first time... second time though PERFECT!) Thank you! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
I took this to a pot luck gathering and it was a hit! I doubled the recipe to make thicker slices and used a 9x13 glass pan. I baked it for 30 minutes and it was perfect timing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
I HAD LOST MY GRANDMOTHER'S RECIPE FOR KUCHEN YEARS AGO THIS WAS EXACTLY LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO MAKE IT! DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/02/2003
Very tasty but a bit dry when cooked 25 minutes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2011
I WASNT SURE IF I WOULD LIKE THIS...I MUST SAY EVERYONE WAS RIGHT THIS IS A HIT! I MADE THIS FOR A FRIEND WHOM IS GERMAN AND LOVES ALL THINGS GREMAN...HE WAS IN HEAVEN! ITS ONLY BEEN 2 DAYS SINCE I MADE THE FIRST ONE AND I HAVE ONE IN THE OVEN RIGHT NOW....I ADDED A TABLESPOON OR SO MORE MILK SINCE ALOT OF PEOPLE MENTIONED IT BEING DRY...MINE WAS PERFECT AND MOIST! KATHY CAPEZZUTO Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2004
If you eat this cake straight out of the oven you probably won't have any leftover. Everyone in my family enjoyed this so very much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2010
This recipe is tasty but a bit on the dry side. I doubled the cake ingredients to get a thicker cake and used chopped walnuts in place of pecan. When doubling I used 1/4 c shortening and 1/4 cup margarine. I also cooked it for 35 mins since I doubled. Think I will try 30 mins next time and all margarine instead of shortening. UPDATE: Doubled recipe again but used 1/2 cup margarine (no shortening) and 1 tsp vanilla and baked it for 35 minutes. Came out less dry this time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2005
This was easy to make! I realized that I forgot the cinnamon so that's why it tasted different. I baked it 5 minutes longer to make sure it was done and the bottom got a little tough. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
Yumm! I am losing this recipe because I cannot have it in my house. I could eat this every day. Read More
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