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Master the Classic

“ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO WRITTEN EVIDENCE THAT CRUMB CAKE was invented in Germany,” Alfons Schuhbeck, author of says, “its emergence is attributed to the cuisine of Silesia in the 19th century, which at that time was still [German].” There, where today the cake is eaten mostly as an afternoon, or streusel cake, features a yeasted batter and, occasionally, a second layer of streusel ribboned through the center.

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