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 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, […]

Orange Liqueur Cookies

Orange Liqueur Cookies

Orange Liqueur Cookies Orange Liqueur Cookies are called Orangenplaetzchen in Germany. Ingredients for Orange Liqueur Cookies: 175 g (6.17 oz) of butter, soft 100 g (3.52 oz) of sugar 1 package of German vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 egg, XL pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of lemon extract 300 g – […]

German Anise Christmas Cookies

German Anise Christmas Cookies Recipe

German Anise Christmas Cookies German Anise Christmas Cookies are called Anisplaetzchen in Germany. Ingredients for German Anise Christmas Cookies: 200 g (7.05) of sugar 220 g (7.76 oz) of flour, all purpose 1 package of German vanilla sugar OR 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 3 eggs, XL 1 teaspoon of anis, ground Preparation of German […]

Cognac Cookies Recipe

Cognac Cookies Recipe

Cognac Cookies Recipe The Cognac Cookies Recipe is easy to prepare. Cognac Cookies are called Cognacringe in Germany. Ingredients for Cognac Cookies Recipe: 250 g (8.81 oz) of butter, soft 120 g (4.23 oz) of powdered OR confectioners sugar 2 tablespoon of Cognac OR Brandy 1 pinch of salt 360 g (12.69 oz) of flour, […]

German Sandtorte Cake Recipe

German Sandtorte Cake Recipe and Halloween Cupcakes

German Sandtorte Cake and Halloween Cupcakes The German Sandtorte Cake is a classic recipe. The batter can be used for cupcakes in a ice cream cone. Ingredients for German Sandtorte Cake: 5 eggs, XL 300 g (10.5 oz) of sugar 2 packages of Dr. Oetker vanilla sugar OR 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract pinch of salt […]

German Rehruecken Cake Recipe

German Rehruecken Cake Recipe – A Chocolate Almond Cake

German Rehruecken Cake Recipe Rehruecken Kuchen translated means saddle of venison cake, but this is really a chocolate almond cake. The German Rehruecken Cake Recipe is easy to prepare following these step by step instruction. This cake is one of the very traditional birthday cakes in Germany. The cake is made with almonds and chocolate, […]

Rum Balls Rumkugeln Christmas Cookies

Homemade German Rum Balls

Homemade German Rum Balls In the early nineties, I hosted a reception for a German political delegation visiting the United States. Our home was their last stop after many receptions and before leaving. I was on a tight budget and a catering service was not an option. So, I made a Bone Marrow Soup as […]

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 […]

apple casserole recipe

Apple Casserole Recipe – Apfelauflauf Rezept with raisins and almonds

Apple casserole recipe It is fall meaning apple harvest. This apple casserole recipe is easy to prepare ahead of time. You could also freeze it. Ingredients for apple casserole recipe: 1000 g (2.20 lbs) apples Braeburn or Fuji (without core, peeled and cut) 250 g (8.81 oz) of butter 250 g (8.81 oz) of sugar […]

Apple pockets recipe

Apple Pockets Recipe – Apfeltaschen with sprinkled sugar topping

Apple Pockets Recipe The Apple Pockets recipe is easy to prepare with yeast dough and makes about 10 — 12 pockets depending on the size of the cut circles. Apple Pockets are called Apfeltaschen in Germany. Ingredients for Apple Pockets recipe: 500 g (17.63 oz) of all purpose flour 75 g (2.64 oz) of sugar […]