February 16, 2010

Apricot Crumb Cake

I just gave someone this recipe and now I totally want some. I thought I'd add it here too. This recipe is from Mom who got it from Oma.

In a large bowl, stir together:

1 1/2 cups butter
1 3/4 sugar
1/4 tsp almond extract

Mix well. Add:

3 eggs
4 1/3 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix well. Chill for 1 hour.
Divide in half.

Spread first half into ungreased cookie sheet. Spread 18-20 ounce apricot jam. (Or raspberry or strawberry - whatever sounds good to you - we did try raspberry and that is delish!)

Crumble remaining dough over jam.

Bake 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Drizzle glaze over cake.

2 cups powdered sugar
5-7 Tbs water
1/4 tsp almond extract

We usually cut these into about 2 inch squares.

German people eat this at "kaffee und kuechen". (Coffee and cake - it's their tea time.)

Beinstich anyone??

How about "guten appetit"?

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