Authentic German Carrot Cake

carrot cake

This German carrot cake is not only a great cake for the Easter celebration. The authentic German recipe  for this cake includes two important things: – how to make a glaze and – how to make the carrot decoration out of marzipan. It’s a…

Chocolate Cookie Cake – Kalter Hund

kalter hund - chocolate cookie cake

The chocolate cookie cake or “Kalter Hund – Kalte Schnauze” or “Zebra Cake” used to be the birthday cake of mine and I am sure, it was the cake for many other children as well. This chocolate cookie cake is rich and creamy, and…

German Bienenstich or Bee Sting Cake – Fast Version

German Bienenstich

The German Bienenstich, or Bee sting cake in English, is a traditional German cake and can be found in almost every German bakery. The name means literally “Bee Sting cake“. There is a legend where the baker who baked the cake had been stung…

Frankfurter Kranz Cake Recipe

Frankfurter Kranz Cake

If you ever have visited Germany’s awesome bakeries or the “Konditorei”  (confectionery or pastry shop) you probably tasted or saw a piece of this cake:  Frankfurter Kranz. Find out now how to make it. This Frankfurter Kranz Cake recipe cake was created by a…

Apricot Butter Cake – Original German Recipe

apricot butter cake

This is a great cake for summer when peaches or apricots are ripe. But it’s also delicious with canned fruit to make this original German cake. The cake base is a yeast dough (not that difficult to make) topped with with apricots/peaches and sliced…

Classic German Bienenstich – Yeast Dough Version

bee sting cake bienenstich

This is a recipe for the Classic German Bienenstich Yeast Dough Version (bee sting cake). It takes some time to make this cake and we recommend that you have some baking experience. If you like to use a different version that is using a…

Southern German Apple Cake with Almonds

german apple cake southern style

The Southern German Apple Cake is a specialty from the South of Germany and is different than other apple cakes featured on this website. This German apple cake is awesome for any “Kaffee and Kuchen” table, for the holidays, for birthdays and festive occasions….

German Apricot Cake

german apricot cake

The German Apricot Cake is a so called “Blechkuchen” – that means it is a cake baked on a deep baking tray instead in a form. These cakes are very popular in Germany and this recipe is very easy and can be even done…