German Cake Recipes

Braided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Braided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

What is Hefezopf? Hefezopf is a German braided sweet bread. In this recipe I will show you a version of Hefezopf with cinnamon and raisins. Zimt-Rosinen-Hefezopf Braided Cinnamon Raisin BreadIf an American cinnamon roll and a German Rosinenzopf would have children,...

Glaze for German Fruit Flan

Glaze for German Fruit Flan

What is Tortenguss? Tortenguss is a glaze that is used to cover the popular German fruit flans.  TortengussGlaze for German Fruit FlanGerman fruit flans "Obsttorte" is a popular choice for a last minute cake for the famous German 4 o´clock coffee hour. You could...

German Cheesecake

German Cheesecake

How is German Cheesecake called in German? "Käsekuchen"   German CheesecakeKäsekuchenGerman cheesecake is made with quark. It is super creamy and delicious. You will find it with and without fruit or raisins and it will be served chilled right from the...

Gugelhupf – German Bundt Cake

Gugelhupf – German Bundt Cake

What is Quark? Quark is a dairy product, technically it is cheese but it´s texture reminds more to greek yogurt or sour cream. But quark does not have a tangy flavor like greek  yogurt, it is smooth and creamy and has a neutral dairy taste. Quark is one of the German...

German Easter Lamb Cake

German Easter Lamb Cake

What is it? A German Easter cake baked in a lamb baking pan.How is it called in German? "Osterlammkuchen" Osterlammkuchen German Easter Lamb CakeThis traditional German recipe for a Easter lamb is very easy to make. The cake is moist and tender and...

German Cheese Cake with Crumble and Fruit

German Cheese Cake with Crumble and Fruit

What is it? German cheese cake with fruit and crumble topping.How is it called in German? "Käsekuchen"German cheese cake is made with quark not with cream cheese. Käsekuchen German Cheese CakeThis recipe video features a German cheese cake with fruit...

German Plum Cake

German Plum Cake

What is it? A German cake with plums on a vanilla pudding bed and streusel topping. How is it called in German? "Pflaumenkuchen" "Pflaumen" is the German word for "plums". Cultural Background Story When it comes to cakes, German bakeries are number one! They also play...

German Butter Cake – Butterkuchen

German Butter Cake – Butterkuchen

How is this cake called in German? ButterkuchenWhat is Butterkuchen? A moist sponge cake with a crispy almond topping.German Butter CakeButterkuchen is a coffee cake that has a beautiful moist texture and is topped with a mixture of buttery almond slices.Step-by-Step...

German Gingerbread Squares – Lebkuchen

German Gingerbread Squares – Lebkuchen

How is Gingerbread called in German? LebkuchenWhat is it? German gingerbread squares or bars.German Christmas GlühweinThis recipe features a very special, super-fast and extremely delicious Lebkuchen (German gingerbread) recipe for you. I promise, you will fall in...

Nut Stollen

Nut Stollen

German Nut Stollen This nut stollen recipe is fast and easy to make and is a wonder Christmas treat that you can enjoy in the magical time of the year. How is it called in German? "Nussstollen"Stollen is one of the most popular German Christmas cakes. Stollen is...

German Breakfast Pastry

German Breakfast Pastry

Yield: 12 Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. Schokohörnchen German Breakfast Pastry If you want to pamper your sweetheart on a Sunday morning with a cozy and delicious breakfast, just bake these German breakfast pastry chocolate croissants. This delightful German pastry also...

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

Yield: 3 Strudel Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15-20 min. Einfacher Apfelstrudel Easy Apple Strudel Tart apples are the best choice for baking an apple strudel. Recipe Video Recipe Simple Apple Strudel 8 ounces fillo/phyllo pastry ((thawed))5 tart apples1/2 cup raisins2 tbsp....

No-Bake German Chocolate Cookie Cake

No-Bake German Chocolate Cookie Cake

Kalter Hund - Schokoladen-Keks-Kuchen No-Bake German Chocolate Cookie Cake This no bake cake is very quickly assembled and is a delicious treat on hot summer days as it is served right out of the fridge. Kalter Hund - German No-Bake Chocolate Cake 250 g coconut oil125...

German Chocolate Buttercream

German Chocolate Buttercream

Schokoladenbuttercreme German Chocolate Buttercream This German buttercream features a creamy rich chocolate flavor. German Chocolate Buttercream 1 stick (soft unsalted butter)1 pinch of salt1 tsp. vanilla paste1/8 cup cocoa powder1/3 cup dark chocolate chips1 1/2...

German Vanilla Pudding Buttercream

German Vanilla Pudding Buttercream

Vanille Pudding Buttercreme German Vanilla Pudding Buttercream This German vanilla pudding recipe has it´s origin in Silesia, East Germany. German Vanilla Pudding Buttercream 1/2 cup milk1 tbsp. vanilla paste1/2 cup heavy whipping cream2 egg yolks (medium)1/8 cup...

Sweet Braided German Easter Bread

Sweet Braided German Easter Bread

Osterzopf Sweet German Braided Easter Bread This soft and moist sweet German braided Easter bread is an indulgent treat for a cozy Easter Sunday breakfast. Enjoy it with butter and jam. German Easter Bread 4 cups flour1 tbsp. yeast1 tsp. salt1/2 cup sugar1/4 cup...

German Cream Puffs – Windbeutel

German Cream Puffs – Windbeutel

Gefüllte Windbeutel German Cream Puffs One classic German pastry that you will find on German coffee tables are Windbeutel or cream puffs called in English. Perhaps you already know this fluffy pastry filled with cream. But in this recipe, I will show you the XXL...

Easter Mini-Amerikaner

Easter Mini-Amerikaner

Österliche Mini-Amerikaner Easter Mini Amerikaner Nobody really knows for sure why these German cookies are called Americans, but one story is that these traditional German dome shaped cookies were first introduced in New York by a Bavarian immigrant baker. A...

German Apple Cake With Sour Cream

German Apple Cake With Sour Cream

Apfelrahmkuchen German Apple Cake With Sour Cream Learn how to make a very fast version of a German apple cake. The recipe for the dough incorporates sour cream which makes the cake wonderfully moist. If you love apple cake but don´t want to spend a lot of time...

Bee Sting Sponge Cake

Bee Sting Sponge Cake

Bienenstich mit Biskuitboden Bee Sting Sponge Cake Bienenstich or bee sting cake called in English is one of the most famous German cakes. Watch this video to see learn how to make an easy and fast version of a bee sting sponge cake. Bee Sting Sponge Cake Batter:5...

Marble Pound Cake

Marble Pound Cake

Marmorkuchen German Marble Cake Learn how to make this wonderful soft and moist German marble pound cake. This cake was my absolute favorite cake as a child and I still love it. Marble cake is very popular in Germany for the famous 4 o’clock coffee hour and a must for...

Non-Stick Baking Paste

Non-Stick Baking Paste

Backtrennmittel Non-Stick Baking Paste If you like to bake but don´t like to mess around with greasing and flouring the pans, this recipe will save you a lot of worries and money. This homemade non-stick paste works wonders on Bundt cake pans as it releases the cake...

Apricot Cake with White Chocolate Almond Topping

Apricot Cake with White Chocolate Almond Topping

Aprikosenkuchen German Apricot Cake with White Chocolate Almond Topping This German apricot cake with almonds and white chocolate is not only delicious but it one of the fastest cakes you can put together. Apricot Cake with White Chocolate Almond Topping For the...

German Apple Cake with Pudding

German Apple Cake with Pudding

Apfel-Pudding-Kuchen German Apple Pudding Cake This cake is fast and easy to make, and it is so delicious. German Apple Pudding Cake For the dough:1 egg½ cup sugar7 tbsp. butter¼ tsp. salt1 tsp. baking powder1 ½ cups all-purpose flourFor the filling:8 apples3 cups...

German Sweet Bread – Hefezopf

German Sweet Bread – Hefezopf

Hefezopf German Sweet Bread In this video I will show you a recipe for a sweet German bread named Hefezopf. Germans love this moist and chewy yeast bread for breakfast, spread with butter or with butter and jam. It is also very popular to have it at 4 pm at the...

German Apple Sauce Streusel Cake

German Apple Sauce Streusel Cake

Apfelmus-Streuselkuchen German Apple Sauce Streusel Cake If you are looking for a fast and simple but super delicious cake, you will love that recipe.  German Apple Sauce Streusel Cake For the dough:2 cups flour14 tbsp. butter½ cup sugar1 tbsp. vanilla sugar1...

Stollen with Marzipan Filling

Stollen with Marzipan Filling

Mini-Marzipan-Stollen Marzipan Stollen Bites These Stollen bites keep very well for several weeks. If you can resist them 🙂 They never last more than a couple of days in our house. Mini-Marzipan-Stollen 2 eggs14 tbsp. cold butter1 cup flour1 1/2 cups almond flour2/3...