German Quark Balls Recipe

German Quark Balls Recipe

German Quark Balls Recipe – Quarkbällchen The German Quark Balls Recipe looks like doughnuts, but the dough is made with baking powder instead of yeast. The taste is different because of the quark used. The texture is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Originally made with quark, they also can be prepared with […]

German Kleckselkuchen – Blob Cake Authentic German Recipe

German Kleckselkuchen – Blob Cake

German Kleckselkuchen The German Kleckselkuchen is a yeast cake with four different toppings. A poppy seed mixture, cheese mixture, and fruit or jam covered with crumbs. The toppings create a patchwork pattern shaped any way you like it. Ingredients for German Kleckselkuchen: dough: 500 g (1.1 lbs) of all-purpose flour 1 pouch of dry yeast, […]

Simple German Yeast Dough Authentic German Recipe

Simple German Yeast Dough

Simple German Yeast Doug – Nauroder Gänse This Simple German Yeast Dough is prepared without eggs and butter. I used the dough to make the Nauerder Gins in standard German Nauroder Gänse, meaning geese from the village of Naurod, my birthplace. You can cut the dough in any shape you like. I do remember the […]

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe

Traditional Frankfurter Kranz Recipe – A classic buttercream filled cake with krokant sprinkles 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 […]

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Traditional Black Forest Cake

Traditional Black Forest Cake – Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte 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 pouch […]

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe

Original Bee Sting Cake Recipe – Bienenstich 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 […]

Fanta Lemonade Cake

Fanta Lemonade Cake Recipe

Fanta Lemonade Cake – Fantakuchen The Fanta Lemonade Cake is a layer cake consisting of a cake batter. On top of the first layer are mandarines covered with a layer of a mixture with mascarpone, sour cream, and whipped cream. The final touch is a mixture of sugar and cinnamon sifted over the cake. Ingredients […]

Sacher Torte Recipe

Sacher Torte Recipe

Sacher Torte Recipe – The Oma Way The Sacher Torte is not a German recipe but is also well known and loved in Germany. It is a sponge based chocolate cake filled with apricot jam and covered with a special chocolate icing. Many different recipes are available, and after experimenting, the version I offer works […]

Hazelnut Cream Cake

Hazelnut Cream Cake – Haselnuß-Sahne Torte   The original Hazelnut Cream Cake is a sponge cake combined with whipped cream and ground hazelnuts. A good substitute for hazelnuts is almonds. The cake has as well a layer of chocolate nougat. Ingredients for the Hazelnut Cream Cake: 6 egg yolks, XL 6 tablespoons of hot water […]

Rosettes, Rosettenküchlein

Rosettes Recipe

Rosettes – Rosettenküchlein, Eisenküchle The Rosettes are of Scandinavian origin but must have found their place in German society over 100 years ago. They are well known in Germany and my grandmother, who would be 136 years now, already made them for us. Rosette cookies are light, crisp puffs of deep-fried pastry. The batter is thin, […]