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.

German Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

German Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

German Poppy Seed Cake The German Poppy Seed Cake is a shortcrust prepared with pears, filled with a poppy seed mix and topped with a mixture of sour cream and Crème Fraîche. Ingredients for the shortcrust of the German Poppy Seed Cake: 200 g (7.05 oz) of flour, all-purpose pinch of baking powder 90 g (3.17 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]