Super Easy German Fruit Cake- Obstkuchen

Here is a super easy German fruit cake that can be made within minutes. We call the base cake (it’s like a sponge cake) in German a “Tortenboden” and the entire cake would be an “Obstkuchen”.
You don’t have to be a master baker or chef to create this cake – it is really very easy. I found this recipe and thought I have to give it a try. It sounded very easy and simple. I also never used oil for making the base cake. So I became curious. And what do you say? It’s a really delicious cake and tastes like the ones that you can buy in a German supermarket. From now on I will use this recipe all the time when the time has come to use some ripe and fresh fruit for this special German cake from my childhood! Happy Baking!

Ingredients Super Easy German Fruit Cake

6 tbsp sunflower oil
6 tbsp sugar
3 eggs
6 tbsp flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla sugar – How to make Vanilla Sugar –
fruit of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, bananas, sour cherries, canned mandarins, canned pears or peaches)
1 package red glaze Dr Oetker  – Make the Glaze from Scratch –

dr oetker vanilla sugar

Baking Instructions

– Mix eggs with sugar and beat until dough is bubbly
– Add oil spoon by spoon to the eggs, then sieve in flour.
– Mix flour and baking powder, then combine with egg mix.  Mix well.
– Grease the baking form with some butter.
– Sprinkle the form with some breadcrumbs of neutral taste (no spices or herbs) or some flour.
– Pour dough into a non-stick German pie form for the base cake, diameter 11 inches (see below the one on Amazon).
– Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
biscuit cake form

– Bake for about 5-10 min.
The cake will be done when no dough will stick on a tooth pic that has been poked into the dough. The base cake should have a light golden color.
– When cake is done let it cool off, then place it onto a big plate that should be bigger than the cake (upside down).
– Cut bigger fruit in halves or smaller such as strawberries and place them on top of the cake.
– Make the glaze per instructions and pour it over the fruit. – Find the Dr Oetker Red Glaze here – 
– Let cool off.


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