Total Time
1hr 3mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 33 mins

This is a German coffee cake that was handed down from my Grandmother. These freeze very well and can be stacked two to a package with waxed paper between. The prep time is estimated.If you wrap them in saran wrap and then in foil they should stay good indefinately. I have kept them in the freezer for at least 5 months.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups sweet cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 12 cups flour
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Filling

  • 7 eggs, 1 for each
  • 3 12 cups cream, 1/2 cup for each
  • 1 34 cups sugar, 1/4 cup for each


  1. Mix the ingredients for the crust,well;Divide into 7 balls.
  2. Roll out each and put into pie tins.
  3. Arrange fruit (apples peaches,rhubarb or any other fruit you prefer), in single layer, on the dough.
  4. Sprinkle sugar on the fruit.
  5. Mix together filling ingredients and pour on the fruit.
  6. (I like more filling so I make enough for 8 kuchen).
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  8. Bake 375º till filling is set.
  9. About 33 minutes (If you stick a table knife in filling and it comes out clean it s done.).
Most Helpful

My father-in-law grew up in N. Dakota speaking German. His mother used to make Kuchen, but she passed away several years ago. While he didn't compare this to hers, he did say it was very, very good and asked me to make it again. Got good reviews from other N. Dakota Germans too. I concur about needing more filling than the recipe makes. Give this a try and I think your family or guests will be pleasantly surprised. Thanks.

Cooter Davenport November 15, 2008

This was VERY GOOD. I didn't change a thing. I also made it with more filling. Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn Buffington April 03, 2005