German Baking Recipes

Traditional German baking recipes

I like to share traditional German baking recipes. I show in the instructions how to create simple baking goods as well as seasonal cakes, pastries and typical desserts for the holidays like the famous German Christmas Cookies. The different kinds of dough and batter create this selection of recipes. They are made from scratch which makes the cakes and desserts a specialty.

The preparation of the German baking recipes  is easy following the step-by-step instructions supported by pictures.

All it takes to start the German baking recipes is a handheld mixer, bowl, measuring cup, measuring spoons, rolling pin, spatula, cake brush, and a baking pan. Of course also the ingredients. You are all set up to make a simple German crumb cake or the famous Black Forest cake and more.

Whichever German baking recipe you choose, your friends and family will appreciate your efforts and be thankful.

German Apple Cider Cake

German Apple Cider Cake

German Apple Cider Cake The German Apple Cider Cake is called Apfelweintorte in Germany. A shortcrust pastry filled with sliced apples and an apple cider cream. The cake is topped with whipped cream and sprinkled cinnamon. It is the right cake to welcome autumn. Ingredients for Shortcrust Pastry for German Apple Cider Cake: 250 g […]

Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert

Strawberry Sponge Cake Dessert – Erdbeertorte

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 vanilla sugar […]

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 250 ml (8.45 oz) of milk […]

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 of baking powder  75 g (2.64 oz) of sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 package of vanilla sugar OR […]

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 […]

Homemade Buttermilk Bread

Homemade Buttermilk Bread – The crisp crust makes it so good.

Homemade Buttermilk Bread This Homemade Buttermilk Bread is baked in a loaf pan. Inside light, the crust is crisp, and it almost tastes like a sourdough bread.  Ingredients for Homemade Buttermilk Bread: 190 ml -200 ml (6.42 oz – 6.76 oz) of water 190 ml-200 ml (6.42 oz – 6.76 oz) of vitamin D whole […]