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Streusel topping.

Best Streusel Topping

Czech sheet cakes with crispy streusel topping are a hit! Sprinkles on sweet pastries elevate them to perfection. Here's how we make the ideal topping in Czech cuisine.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword sweet pastry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1245kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • stick butter cut into smaller pieces
  • cup granulated sugar


  • Put the 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/3 cup granulated sugar in a large bowl.
  • Using a knife, carefully cut 2/3 stick butter into small cubes and add them to the dry ingredients.
  • Work all the ingredients together using your fingers until you have a sand-like mixture with firm, irregular lumps.


  • Makes a batch of streusel for a large coffee cake baked in a pan of size 16x12 inches (40x30 cm). Use two-thirds of that amount for a 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) pan.
  • If you prepare the streusel in advance, put it in a bowl in the fridge to stay chilled. Sprinkle streusel on the cake just before baking.
  • Do you want a crunchy topping that stays that way the next day? Add an egg yolk to it when preparing. Then you'll need to add more flour and sugar to make the crumbs less dense.
  • If you have a leftover topping, store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for about a week.
  • Streusel topping freezes perfectly. Spread it in a large bag in a thin layer and leave it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Afterward, shake the crumbly topping in a bag or a freezer-safe container together and let it freeze completely.


Calories: 1245kcal | Carbohydrates: 169g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 6mg