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apricot sheet cake streusel recipe

Czech Apricot Streusel Coffee Cake

My favorite recipe for the moist sheet cake topped with fruit. Fluffy and amazingly easy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Apricot Cake, Meruňkový koláč, Streusel Sheet Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12



  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 and ½ cup (200 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • ⅓ stick (37 g) butter
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup (45 g) all-purpose flour

You will also need:

  • preserved apricots or any different fruit
  • vegetable oil and breadcrumbs to grease and dust the baking dish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  • Let the preserved apricots dry off.
  • Prepare the streusel: Put the flour and sugar into a bowl and add the butter cut into pieces. Combine with your fingers and create powdery streusel.
  • Grease the baking dish with oil and dust it with breadcrumbs.

Batter for the sheet cake:

  • Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Whip them with an electric mixer, slowly add the granulated sugar (not all at once, as you’d choke up the batter). Continue whipping this mixture until you’ve put in all the sugar; the egg mixture will slowly get bigger, thicker, and lighter. It takes about 5 minutes until the eggs turn foamy.
  • Add the oil, buttermilk and flour mixed with baking soda.
  • Mix everything with an electric mixer set to low speed. Mix for two minutes.
  • Pour the batter into a baking dish you prepared earlier, lay the apricots on top (you can chop them into smaller pieces), and sprinkle with the streusel.
  • Put the apricot cake into the preheated oven, it takes around 30-40 minutes to bake. Once its surface turns golden brown, you’re done.


You can use any other fruit. If the fruit is sour or less sweet, dust the finished cake with icing sugar.