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Grandad’s Streusal Cake

27 Feb

My Mum had written this recipe into my into my book with very few instructions.  In fact, all it said was: this recipe is best made by hand, small cake or  I have doubled.

So…I double the recipe and make this big cake.  However I have only given you the single recipe because to be honest the cake was too big. I also just guessed the method and luckily it turned out pretty good.



3oz butter

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

½ cup milk

1 ½ cups flour

2 tsp Baking powder


2 Tbs melted butter

¾ cup of sugar

1 Tbs cinnamon

2 Tbs flour

1 cup chopped walnuts

Coffee Icing:


Oven: Preheat to 180.C


Start by making the filling.  Chop the walnuts and place them into a bowl with the cinnamon, flour and brown sugar.  Melt the butter and pour into the walnut mixture and stir to combine.

Then make the batter: In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar then add the egg.  Add the flour and baking powder then the milk.

Place half of the batter into a small cake tin.  Then evenly spread the walnut filling mixture on top.  Carefully spoon the remaining batter on top.



Adapted from: My Cookbook, handwritten by my Mother