I absolutely love this kuchen and can not wait until breakfast tomorrow so I can eat it again :-) Just be sure that your bread machine paddle doesn't sneak into your springform pan. Mine did and half of the kuchen puffed up twice as tall as it was supposed to!!! Oops!!! But it is still delicious... I definitely want to make it again with other fruits, although it's just lovely with figs. I made with LIGHT BUTTER (in stick form) and it turned out fabulously... YUM!!!!
This is a wonderful coffee-time bread and is really very easy to make. It is reminiscent of my aunt's yeast coffee cake but the streusel topping has much more complex flavours than hers. The finished cake has such a wonderful soft texture. I made it this time topped with figs but will try it with other fruits as it is a definite keeper!