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 Marzipan Potatoes Recipe

German Marzipan Potatoes Recipe

German Marzipan Potatoes Recipe The essential ingredients of the German Marzipan Potatoes Recipe are almonds, powdered sugar, and rosewater. The quality of the marzipan depends on the amount of sugar and liquids added to the almonds. The less sugar or liquids are added, the higher is the quality. The recipe makes about 600 g – […]

German Chocolate Layer Cake Prinzregententorte

German Chocolate Layer Cake

German Chocolate Layer Cake – Prinzregententorte After decades I made the German Chocolate Layer Cake called Prinzregententorte in Germany. To prepare the cake is a challenge, but worth the time and work. Between each of the seven layers of cakes is a delicious chocolate buttercream and the cake is topped with a dark chocolate icing. […]

German Christmas Stollen Recipe

German Christmas Stollen Recipe

German Christmas Stollen Recipe The German Christmas Stollen Recipe is prepared with yeast but without marzipan. It is not as dense as the traditional Stollen and more like a Stollen Bread. Ingredients for German Christmas Stollen: 600 g (1.32 lb) of flour, all-purpose 80 g (2.82 oz) of sugar 2 packages of dry yeast, rapid […]

German Honey Cake Recipe

German Honey Cake Recipe

German Honey Cake Recipe The German Honey Cake is easy to prepare and always appreciated for breakfast during the Christmas Season. Spread some butter on top to enjoy it even more. Ingredients for German Honey Cake: 175 g (6.17 oz) of sugar, dark brown 175 g (6.17 oz) of honey, wildflower OR honey of your […]

German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen

German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen

German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen The German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen is usually topped with a white icing or dark chocolate but also can be plain without decoration. Ingredients for the dough of the German Gingerbread Elisenlebkuchen: 4 eggs, XL 200 g (7.05 oz) sugar, dark brown 1 package of vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 tablespoons […]

German Quark Stollen Recipe

German Quark Stollen Recipe

German Quark Stollen Recipe The German Quark Stollen Recipe is prepared without marzipan and yeast. Ingredients for the German Quark Stollen Recipe: 500 g of flour, all-purpose 1 package of baking powder OR 3 teaspoons of baking powder 150 g of sugar 1 package of vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 eggs, XL 125 […]

German Gingerbread Spice Mix

German Gingerbread Spice Mix

German Gingerbread Spice Mix – Lebkuchengewuerz – Neunerlei The German Gingerbread Spice Mix is consisting of 9 different spices used in Gingerbread and a variety of Christmas cookies. In Germany we call this spice blend Lebkuchengewuerz or Neunerlei. Ingredients for the Spice Mix: 2 teaspoons of ground: cinnamon (Zimt) cloves (Nelken) coriander, cilantro (Koriander) anise […]

German Pfeffernuesse Cookies

German Pfeffernuesse Cookies

German Pfeffernuesse Cookies The German Pfeffernuesse Cookies are traditional spiced cookies covered with icing. The cookies can be prepared with honey, molasses, or sugar. I prefer a mixture of dark brown sugar and white sugar. Ingredients for the German Pfeffernuesse Cookies: 500 g (1.1 lb) flour, all-purpose 1 package of baking powder OR 3 teaspoons of […]

Traditional German Springerle Recipe

Traditional German Springerle Recipe

Traditional German Springerle The Traditional German Springerle belong to the collection of old-fashioned Christmas Cookies in Germany. The rolled and pressed cookies need to dry overnight, to allow the pressed embossed design to harden. The Springerle is the best choice of cookies to dip in coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Ingredients for Traditional German Springerle: 500 […]

Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies

Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies

Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies are easy to prepare. The color of the cookies can be changed while adding one tablespoon of cocoa to the flour. I like them best without it. Ingredients of Traditional German Oatmeal Cookies: 150 g of butter, unsalted 250 g of oatmeal, old-fashioned rolled oats 150 g […]