Authentic German Dessert Recipes

Authentic German Dessert Recipes

Oma provides authentic German dessert recipes for cakes, pastries, puddings, and fruit compotes. The cakes like the Danube wave cake and the chocolate roll cake are examples of pastries offered for special occasions. Of course, you will also find the recipe for the famous Black Forest cake. A favorite and must have during the Mardi Gras Season is the German doughnut also called Kreppel. The black and white cookies with M&M’s decoration are ideal for a birthday party for children.

The German desserts could be served either after the main meal or on a cake buffet for a party. The variety of German desserts offers something for every day like a simple cake for the traditional afternoon coffee in Germany or the pudding and Woodruff jelly, favorites for children.

Just follow Oma’s step-by-step instructions of the recipes. You will love serving these wonderful time honored cakes, pastries, puddings and compotes to your family, neighbors and friends.

Bee Sting Cake Original Recipe

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe! This original Bee Sting Cake – Bienenstich in German is one of the classic traditional cake recipes in Germany. There are several ways of making this cake. The simple version is preparing sweet yeast dough with a caramelized almond topping (pictured on the left). In some regions of Germany this […]

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe – A Classic Buttercream Filled Cake with Krokant Sprinkles

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe This Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe is a classic amongst the German buttercream cakes. The recipe which originated in Frankfurt am Main, Germany became famous all over the world.  Making a Frankfurter Kranz requires some work, but is worth the effort. This cake tastes better if prepared the day before serving and […]

Original German Crumb Cake

Original German Crumb Cake Recipe

Original German Crumb Cake Original German Crumb Cake is called Deutscher Streuselkuchen in Germany.  Ingredients for Original German Crumb Cake: 500 g (17.6 oz) all-purpose flour 1 package of dry rapid-rise yeast 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 leveled teaspoon of salt 1 whole egg XL 2 egg yolks XL 1 cup of milk 250 g […]

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Traditional Black Forest Cake The Traditional Black Forest Cake is called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in Germany. Ingredients for shortcrust pastry for Traditional Black Forest Cake: 150 g (5.3 oz) of all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon of cacao 1 teaspoon Dr. Oetker baking powder OR baking powder 75 g (2.64 oz) of sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 package Dr. […]

Classic German Cream Puffs Recipe

Classic German Cream Puffs Recipe – Windbeutel

Classic German Cream Puffs Recipe This Classic German Cream Puffs Recipe is easy to prepare. The Cream Puffs are made with a choux pastry and then filled with whipped cream. These puffs taste delicious. Cream Puffs are called Windbeutel in Germany. Ingredients for Classic German Cream Puffs Recipe: 250 ml (8.45 oz) of water 50 […]

Lemon Cake Roll Recipe

Lemon Cake Roll Recipe – Zitronenrolle

Lemon Cake Roll Recipe This Lemon Cake Roll Recipe is easy to prepare following the step by step instructions below. Lemon Cake Roll is called Zitronenrolle in Germany Ingredients for sponge cake for Lemon Cake Roll recipe: 4 eggs XL 4 tablespoons of hot water 125 g (4.4 oz) of sugar 1 package of Dr. […]

Traditional Marble Pound Cake

Traditional Marble Pound Cake — Marmorkuchen

Traditional Marble Pound Cake This Traditional Marble Pound Cake Recipe is one of the first cakes I learned how to prepare when I was a child. I learned to make it using a wooden spoon and a whisk. Electric handheld mixers or stand mixers were not available to me at the time. A Marble Pound […]

German Rehruecken Cake Recipe

German Rehruecken Cake Recipe – A Chocolate Almond Cake

German Rehruecken Cake Recipe Rehruecken translated means saddle of venison cake and in this case, it is a chocolate almond cake. The German Rehruecken cake recipe is easy to make following the step by step instruction. The cake is one of the very traditional birthday cakes in Germany. Made with almonds and chocolate. Baked in […]

German Apple Dessert

German Apple Dessert – Hessian Apple Dream – Hessischer Apfeltraum

German Apple Dessert  – Hessian Apple Dream This German Apple Dessert is a type of tiramisu. The recipe is from the State of Hesse in Germany. This is a delicious, refreshing dessert, quick and easy to prepare, and the result is just a dream. No baking required! Ingredients for German Apple Dessert: 200 g (7.05 […]

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe – Apfelstrudel made from scratch

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe This Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe is made from scratch. Apple Strudel is called Apfelstrudel in Germany. Ingredients for the dough for Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe: 225 g (7.93 oz) of all purpose flour 1 pinch of salt 1 egg size XL 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil […]