Dried-Cherry Streusel Kuchen

Dried-Cherry Streusel Kuchen Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cathy Muir
This lightly spiced coffeecake with a streusel topping may be the most familiar kuchen to Americans.


10 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 242
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 6.4 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 4.2 g
Carbohydrate 40.1 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 167 mg
Calcium 80 mg


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons chilled stick margarine or butter
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup egg substitute
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur) or water
2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup dried tart red cherries
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon 1/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine with 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Set streusel mixture aside.

Lightly spoon 1 2/3 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine with granulated sugar and next 4 ingredients (granulated sugar through salt) in a large bowl. Combine buttermilk and next 6 ingredients (buttermilk through almond extract), and stir with a whisk. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until blended. Gently fold in dried cherries. Spoon batter into a 9-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over top.

Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

June 1998
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