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.
Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert This Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert is called Erdbeertorte in Germany. A simple Sponge Cake with a layer of fresh strawberries and a homemade glaze on top. Ingredients for Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert: 2 eggs XL 2-3 tablespoons of hot water 100 g (3.5 oz) of sugar 1 package of Dr. Oetker […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Rehruecken Kuchen translated means saddle of venison cake, but this is really a chocolate almond cake. The German Rehruecken Cake Recipe is easy to prepare following these step by step instruction. This cake is one of the very traditional birthday cakes in Germany. The cake is made with almonds and chocolate, […]
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 […]