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.

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 […]

German Schokokuss Sweets

German Schokokuss Sweets

German Schokokuss Sweets The German Schokokuss Sweets are made with beaten egg whites and sugar syrup, covered with dark chocolate. The Schokokuss is also known as Schaumkuss or Topkuss in Germany. Ingredients for German Schokokuss Sweets: 100 g (3.52 oz) of pasteurized egg whites (available at grocery stores) 200 g (7.05 oz) of sugar 1 […]

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 flour, all-purpose  1 tablespoon of cocoa 1 teaspoon of baking powder  75 g (2.64 oz) of sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 package of German vanilla […]

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 Hazelnut Macaroon Recipe

German Hazelnut Macaroon Recipe

German Hazelnut Macaroon Recipe The German Hazelnut Macaroon Recipe is a traditional recipe for Christmas cookies. Hazelnut Macaroons are called Haselnussmakronen in Germany. Ingredients for German Hazelnut Macaroon Recipe: 4 egg whites, XL 200 g (7.05 oz) of sugar ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, ground ½ teaspoon of almond extract 200 g (7.05 oz) of hazelnuts, […]