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A pineapple-coconut cake topped with streusel
Place of origin Germany
Main ingredients Butter, flour, sugar

In baking and pastry making, streusel (German pronunciation: ) is a crumbly topping of flour, butter, and sugar that is baked on top of muffins, breads, pies, and cakes (e.g. Streuselkuchen). Some modern recipes add spices and chopped nutmeats.

The term is also sometimes used for rich pastries topped with, or mixed with, streusel.


From German Streusel "something scattered or sprinkled", from the verb streuen, cognate with the English verb strew.


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