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.

Homemade Pretzels

Homemade Pretzels with an Oma twist. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to keep you in the loop.

Homemade Pretzels! The Homemade Pretzels have been an integral part of German baking for centuries. They are called a Brezel where I come from. They are delicious, especially when combined with any of the traditional main dishes you can find on As a bread, side dish, or snack, these pretzels are great with your […]

Classic Homemade Waffles

Classic Homemade Waffles – Haushaltswaffeln or feine Waffeln

Classic Homemade Waffles These Classic Homemade Waffles are easy to prepare. Always a favorite for the whole family.  Ingredients for Classic Homemade Waffles: 250 g (8.81 oz) of margarine OR butter 250 g (8.81 oz) of sugar 500 g (17.63 oz) of all purpose flour 6 eggs XL 500 ml (16.9 oz) of milk 1 ½ teaspoons […]

Easy Blueberry Cake

Easy Blueberry Cake with Whipped Cream

Easy Blueberry Cake This Easy Blueberry Cake is called einfacher Heidelbeerkuchen in Germany. Whipped cream is called Schlagsahne. Ingredients for Easy Blueberry Cake: 150 g (5.29 oz) of soft butter OR margarine 150 g (5.29 oz) of sugar 300 g (10.58 oz) of all purpose flour 3 eggs XL grated lemon peel of 1 lemon ½ […]

Traditional Blueberry Cake Recipe

Traditional Blueberry Cake Recipe with Crumble Topping

Traditional Blueberry Cake Recipe The Traditional Blueberry Cake Recipe is very special to me. My mother used to make it all the time, but unfortunately I lost her recipe. So, I experimented a few times after having tried three times, I had figured it out. The cake was exactly like my mother used to make […]

Traditional Rhubarb Cake

Traditional Rhubarb Cake with Crumble Topping

Traditional Rhubarb Cake Traditional Rhubarb Cake with crumble topping is called Rhabarberkuchen mit Streusel in Germany.  Ingredients for Traditional Rhubarb Cake: 500 g (17.6 oz) of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon of salt 125 g (4.4 oz) of melted butter 1 cup of lukewarm milk 2 eggs XL 1 package of rapid-rise dry yeast 2 tablespoons of […]

Sweet Woodruff Cheesecake

Sweet Woodruff Cheesecake with Strawberries

Sweet Woodruff Cheesecake This Sweet Woodruff Cheesecake is called Waldmeisterkaesetorte mit Erdbeeren.  Ingredients for Cheesecake: 2 eggs XL OR Jumbo 2–3 tablespoons of hot water 100 g (3.52 oz) of sugar 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel 75 g (2.64 oz) all-purpose flour 50 g (1.76 oz) of Dr. Oetker Gustin OR corn starch 1 teaspoon […]

Mocha Buttercream Cake Recipe

Mocha Buttercream Cake Recipe

Mocha Buttercream Cake Recipe The Mocha Buttercream Cake Recipe is easy to make following step by step instructions. The Mocha Buttercream Cake is called Mokkatorte in Germany. Ingredients for Mocha Buttercream Cake Recipe: 4 eggs, XL 4 tablespoons of hot water 150 g (5.29 oz) of sugar 1 package of German vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon […]

Homemade Easter Cake

Homemade Easter Cake – Ostertorte

Homemade Easter Cake A Homemade Easter Cake easily becomes the centerpiece on the Easter Holiday table. Decorated with baked chocolate bunnies and various colors of jelly beans, this Easter Cake is eye-catching.  This cake is a delicious dessert for both the children and adults. Ingredients for the shortcrust for Homemade Easter Cake: 200 g (7.05 […]

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe

Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe This is a Mardi Gras King cake recipe with a German twist. During the Carnival festivities the Germans always enjoy their doughnuts, in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras festivities there is the King cake with or without a little baby hidden. Ingredients for Mardi Gras King cake recipe: 750 […]

Traditional German Cheesecake

Traditional German Cheesecake with Crumble Topping

Traditional German Cheesecake with Crumble Topping This Traditional German Cheesecake with Crumble Topping is called Käsekuchen mit Streusel in Germany. My mother used Schichtkaese for the German cheese cake. Schichtkaese is a combination of cream cheese and cottage cheese. The closest equivalent I can find in the United States is farmer’s cheese. If you live in an […]