German Topkiss Cake – A Special Cake

German Topkiss Cake

The German Topkiss cake, or called “Topkuss” Cake in German, is a cake that contains the sweet treat called topkiss: a German crispy waffle on the bottom combined with creamy foam, and surrounded by dark chocolate.

topkuss cake

Here is  a little history on the top kiss: The company “Grabower Süsswaren” is a German food company based in the city of Grabow. It was founded in 1835 by Johann Bollhagen, and it is producing a range of different biscuits and cakes. One of the popular sweets are the “Topkiss or Schaumküsse” that are available with dark, light and white chocolate, as well as mini cups and with a coconut layer. The coconut topkisses are also very good to use for this cake. Happy Baking!

Ingredients German Topkiss Cake

Biscuit cake
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp warm water
100 g sugar
1 package vanilla sugar Dr. Oetker 0.3oz – How to Make Vanilla Sugar –
2 egg whites
75 g flour
50 g starch (like Gustin or corn/potato starch)
1 tbsp baking powder Dr. Oetker

1 package vanilla sugar – 0.3oz
500 ml heavy cream
1 package Whip it – whipped cream stabilizer (Sahnesteif in German) – optional but it helps!
250 g quark (high fat if possible) – HOW TO MAKE QUARK FROM SCRATCH –
12 top kiss (coconut or plain) – find them in a German store or on Amazon from Oct-April

Baking Instructions German Topkiss Cake

– Beat egg yolks until foamy, add sugar and 1 vanilla sugar, beat until you get a cream; add firm egg whit.
– Mix flour with starch and baking powder and add it to the cream.
– Fill it into a spring form that had been layered with parchment paper.
– Bake on 175 – 200 C or 350 F for 20 – 30 min – let cool off.

– Beat heavy cream with vanilla sugar and whip cream stabilizer; add quark.
– In using a sharp knife cut off the bottom wafer of the top kiss.
– Mash the top kisses and carefully mix it with the quark filling.
– Place  a cake ring around the biscuit cake and spread the quark filling evenly on top of it.
– Decorate with the top kiss wafers; you can cut them in half or use them complete; you also can use the little top kisses to decorate.
– Keep the cake for several hours cool before you serve it.

German Topkiss Cake


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