France may be known worldwide for its delicious pastries and cakes, but there are hidden treats throughout Europe that have yet to be explored. Germany has a number of intriguing desserts that carry a lot of history and culture.
If you’re looking for something new and interesting to try for dessert today, why not make your own Chocolate Streusel? Also known as Streuselkuchen, it’s a traditional German cake with a layer of crumb-like topping over a more standard cake base. Streusel in German literally means scattered or sprinkled, in reference to how the crumb is arranged on top of the cake. It’s often served at special events and eaten with whipped cream or ice cream. Although the classic Streusel is flavoured with apple and cinnamon, the more modern chocolate version has gained popularity over the years.
The origin of Streusel can be traced back to Silesia which now falls in the western region of Poland although there’s very little written history to trace. It was around the 19th century that it seems to have become a household favourite as it spread into neighbouring Prussian provinces. Along with the migration of Silesians, Streusel migrated further into Germany and now you can find one in most homes and bakeries of Germany.