Blitzkuchen (German Coffee Cake) "Kuchen is the German work for cake. Blitz means lightning, as in Lighting Fast. So what we have here is a delicious coffee cake you can make in a flash (or 30 to 40 minutes to be more precise).
When I came across the recipe in one of my mother's old cookbooks, I was completely drawn in. First of all, anything found in a tattered, dusty cookbook immediately makes me feel like I tapped a goldmine. Second was the German aspect of it. See, my mother spent much of her youth/adolescence in Europe. So again, there was a connection.