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.

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 […]

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe – Apfelstrudel made from scratch

Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe This Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe is made from scratch. Apple Strudel is called Apfelstrudel in Germany. Ingredients for the dough for Traditional Apple Strudel Recipe: 225 g (7.93 oz) of all purpose flour 1 pinch of salt 1 egg size XL 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil […]

Covered German Apple Cake

Covered German Apple Cake Recipe

Covered German Apple Cake The Covered German Apple Cake is a cake prepared with a shortcrust, filled with apple sauce and covered with a shortcrust in a lattice pattern. It is kind of an American Apple Pie. Ingredients for a Covered German Apple Cake: 300 g (10.58 oz) of all-purpose flour 125 g (4.4 oz) […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Chocolate Dippe Almond Horns

Chocolate Dipped Almond Horns Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Almond Horns – Mandelhörnchen The Chocolate Dipped Almond Horns are prepared with marzipan, sugar, eggs, flour, rosewater, vanilla sugar, and almonds. Ingredients for Chocolate Dipped Almond Horns: 200 g (7.05 oz) of marzipan OR almond paste (available at most grocery stores in the aisle with baking produces OR International produces) 2 egg whites, L 100 g (3.52 […]

German Nut Corners Recipe

German Nut Corners Recipe

German Nut Corners The German Nut Corners belong to the classic and traditional German desserts. They are called Nussecken in Germany. Ingredients for the German Nut Corners: For the shortcrust: 300 g (10.5 oz) of flour, all-purpose 1 teaspoon of baking powder 125 g (4.4 oz) of sugar 150 g (5.25 oz) of butter, soft […]

Dresdner Eierschecke

Dresdner Eierschecke Recipe

Dresdner Eierschecke Recipe The Dresdner Eierschecke is a specialty from Saxony and Thuringia. The cake has three layers, first the shortcrust, in the center a cheese pudding filling and on top an egg pudding mixture called the “Schecke”. Ingredients for the Shortcrust of the Dresdner Eierschecke: 200 g (7.05 oz) of flour, all-purpose 1 ½ […]

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 […]