Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla Sauce Recipe

German Chocolate Pudding recipe homemade!

Chocolate Pudding with homemade Vanilla Sauce is called Schokoladenpudding mit Vanillesoβe in Germany. Chocolate pudding is one of the standard desserts in my family. 

This dessert can be made with either Dr. Oetker’s chocolate pudding and vanilla pudding or the more readily available products from Jell-O. Either way, I’m sure you’ll find it all delicious. …Oma

Ingredients for Dr. Oetker chocolate pudding

  • 2 Packages of Dr. Oetker Chocolate Pudding
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1000 ml (33.81 oz) of whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites

Ingredients for Dr. Oetker vanilla sauce

  • 1 package of Dr. Oetker Vanilla Pudding
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1000 ml (33.81 oz) of whole milk

Chocolate Pudding with Vanilla SauceIngredients of chocolate Jell-O pudding

  • 2 packages (96 g—3.4 oz) of Jell-o chocolate pudding and pie filling
  • 940 ml (31.78 oz) of whole milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites

Ingredients for vanilla Jell-O sauce

  • 1 package (85 g—3 oz) of Jell-o vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 940 ml (31.78 oz) of whole milk

Preparation of chocolate pudding:

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites with an egg separator. Beat the egg whites with a handheld electric mixer until stiff. Rinse out the pan you are using (it helps keep the pudding from sticking to the pot.) Prepare the chocolate pudding as described on the packages while continuously stirring. With the pudding still is on the stovetop, add the two egg yolks while still stirring.

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Remove the pudding from heat, pour it into a bowl, add the stiff egg whites. Mix it together with an electric handheld mixer until it is thoroughly worked into the pudding. The eggs will make the texture of the pudding lighter almost like a mousse.

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Pour the pudding into a ceramic or glass bowl and cover it with a cellophane wrap that has been rinsed under cold water. This will help eliminate the skin that can develop on the pudding’s surface. After the pudding has chilled in your refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap.

If you wish to give your pudding a decorative shape, try using a silicon fluted baking pan. (See below.) Wash it out with cold water and don’t dry it. Fill it with the pudding. Rinse your cellophane wrap with water and add it on top. After the pudding has had time to chill, remove the wrap and the pudding can be easily removed from the mold and onto a plate.

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Preparation of vanilla sauce:

make the vanilla sauce

Using American Jell-O Pudding:

Pour 2 cups of milk in a saucepan. Bring to medium heat. Mix one package Jell-o Pudding Mix. Heat contents to a full boil, while stirring continuously. Remove saucepan from heat. While stirring, add two cups of cold milk. Pudding should be much cooler and no skin will build up. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Using German (Dr. Oetker) Pudding:

Preparation is the same as the American Jell-O pudding, except that before cooking, add 4 heaping tablespoons of sugar to the milk and powder. 

Serve the pudding cold and pour the chilled vanilla sauce over it. DONE!


Oktoberfest party Guide, Food, Beer, Music

The ultimate guide to hosting a real German Oktoberfest party in your backyard.

Oktoberfest Party Guide!

Think Oktoberfest is all about beer? Think again. Just as important as those amazing Bavarian lagers are the authentic Oktoberfest dishes that make every Oktoberfest party so special. With good food and good drinks, come good times. And you’ll find everything you need to host a successful Oktoberfest beer garden festival in this quick Oktoberfest party guide! The best traditional recipes. The top-ten beers. And the greatest Oktoberfest playlist ever. It’s all here in this Oktoberfest  party guide. So, let’s get the party started!

Please scroll down to find all recipes, drinks and music

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What started in Munich 182 years ago, has spread across the world and is more popular today than ever. Traditionally, Oktoberfest starts in September and last until the beginning of October. The most famous Oktoberfest festival is in Munich at the Wiesn. Let’s recreate the magic of this fun-filled German beer fest celebration in a way that would make King Ludwig l proud.

Welcome your guests by decorating your home in blue and white—the traditional colors of the state of Bavaria. You can theme your surroundings with these Oktoberfest party suppliesincluding banners, table cloth, cups, napkins, and more. Keep your fine china in the cabinets and use simple and rustic seating and place settings. If the weather is accommodating, host your private beer festival outside in the garden. Maybe rent a tent for the backyard. Look for a picnic area, perhaps. Or, take it to the streets and get the whole neighborhood together for an Oktoberfest block party.

Most importantly, keep the Oktoberfest beer cold and music going. And don’t forget to launch the opening of your party with the officialO zapft iscry—which refers to tapping of the first beer keg.

I wish you a wonderful Oktoberfest party with family and friends. And as always, let me know how it goes!




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Click the links for Oma’s recipes!


Emmenthaler with Salt and Pepper

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Obatzda (spiced chess-butter-spread)

Obatzda Cheese Butter Spread


Typical Oktoberfest recipes that brings everyone to the table. So good. So flavorful. So German!

Pork Roast with Gravy

German Pork Roast Recipe


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Frikadellen – German Meatball Patties



There’s plenty of room on that plate. Complement your main dish with some of these old fashioned homemade side dishes.

Soft Pretzel

Homemade Pretzels

Mashed Potatoes

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German Coleslaw Recipe

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad


It’s not the end of the party – just the end of the course. A variety of apple cakes to choose from. Change the plate, go back to the table and load it up with one of the apple desserts to give your meal a satisfying finish.

Apple Cake with Vanilla Sauce

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Sunken Apple Cake

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Apple Streusel Cake

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You don’t have to travel all the way to Munich to find a brewery that pairs well with your Oktoberfest celebration.

Here are Oma’s Top 10 Oktoberfest Beers.

Oktoberfest Party Guide Beer

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No Oktoberfest Party is complete without the perfect soundtrack. From traditional to modern, folk to country, this 35-track German Oktoberfest playlist will get swaying and raising the glasses. Best of all, each track is linked to listen in. If you like it, you can download. Let’s celebrate! Just hit play.

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German Fried-Egg Cake Recipe

German Fried Egg Cake Recipe

The German Fried Egg Cake is called Spiegeleierkuchen in Germany. The Fried Egg Cake recipe is simply an apricot pudding cream cake on a sheet. It is ideal to serve at parties.

Ingredients for the batter for German Fried Egg Cake Recipe:

  • 250 g (8.81 oz) of sugar
  • 250 g (8.81 oz) of all-purpose flour
  • 250 g (8.81 oz) of soft cold butter
  • 5 eggs size XL
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 package of Dr. Oetker baking powder OR 2 teaspoons of baking powder

Ingredients for German Fried Egg cake

Ingredients for the topping and the glace:

  • 500 ml (16.9 oz) of milk
  • 1 package of Dr. Oetker Vanilla pudding OR 1 package of Vanilla Jell-O Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 600 g (21.16 oz) of crème fraîche OR quark OR sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 cans (each 432 g – 15.25 oz) of unpeeled apricot halves (about 24 halves) OR peach halves
  • 500 ml (16.9 oz) of fruit juice (from apricots)
  • 2 packages of Dr. Oetker clear glace OR 3 tablespoons of corn starch

Ingredients for pudding topping German Fried Egg cake

Preparation of the pudding for the cake:

Pour ½ cup of milk in a bowl and add pudding powder with 4 tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of corn starch if you use crème fraîche. If you use quark or sour cream add two tablespoons of corn starch. Mix until all ingredients have dissolved. In a pan, heat the rest of the milk on your stove top. Add the pudding powder mixture while constantly stirring until it all comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl. Rinse cellophane wrap under cold water and cover the pudding with the wrap. (This will help avoid a skin to form on the surface). Set aside to let it cool down.

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Preparation of the batter for the cake:

With a handheld mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fully combined. Add the eggs and mix until creamy. Add in the grated lemon peel and lemon juice and mix until it is worked thoroughly into the batter mix. Combine flour and baking powder and sift over the butter mixture. Beat until smooth. Cover a 11 x 17 inch baking sheet with baking paper. Spread the batter evenly onto the sheet.

Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F). Place your German Fried Egg Cake on the middle rack and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove the cake and turn the heat up to 200°C (400°F).

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Preparation of the topping:

Place the apricots in a sieve and drain the fruit juice in a bowl. Set aside. Mix the cooled down pudding with your handheld mixer and add in the lemon juice and crème fraîche or quark or sour cream. Mix until smooth. Spread the pudding mix onto your cake and spread it with an angled icing spatula. Place the apricots in lines 4 x 6 on the spread out pudding mix. Place the cake back in the oven on the middle rack and continue baking it for another 15–18 minutes at 200°C — 400°F. When done, turn the heat off and open the door. Leave the cake in the oven with the door open for another 15 minutest. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down on the baking sheet.

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Preparation of the glaze:

You will need 500 ml fruit juice. If you do not have enough juice, add water until you have 500 ml — 16.9 oz. Use ½ cup of the liquid to dissolve either the 3 tablespoons of corn starch or the Dr. Oetker Glaze. Bring the rest of the fruit juice to a boil on your stove top and while constantly stirring with a whisk, add the corn starch mix. Remove from the heat and let it cool down while stirring. Spread the glaze over your cake; starting from the center and working your way towards the outside. (The glaze should still be warm). Let it harden and your German Fried Egg Cake is finished. Store the cake on the sheet in a cool place.

Serve your German Fried Egg cake at parties