German Plum Dumplings – Original Recipe

german plum dumplings

The German Plum Dumplings is a sweet dish called “Zwetschgenknoedel” in German and if you had been living in Germany you might know this delicious dish. You enjoy these dumplings warm, with melted butter and sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar mix on top. Regarding the plums…

Authentic German Apple Cake Recipe with Quark

german apple quark cake

This is a delicious German apple cake recipe with quark especially great for the holidays. Quark or “curd cheese” is easy to make (find the recipe for quark making in this recipe). Alternatively you can use a mix out of sour cream and cream…

German Chocolate Cream Cake

german chocolate cream cake

This German Chocolate Cream Cake is after an original and authentic recipe. In Germany we call such a cake “Schoko-Sahne-Torte.” It is  a “Torte” because it  contains multiple layers and is therefor higher than a regular cake. This is a very rich cake, a…

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…

German Butter Cream Cake with Egg Liquor

german butter cream cake

The German butter cake with egg liquor is an original and authentic German recipe that is maybe somewhat old fashioned.  Why old fashioned? The layered cake or “Torte” consists of a rich butter cream that is enriched with egg liquor – Eierlikör in German. You…

German Apple Strudel – Authentic Original Recipe

This is an original and authentic German recipe for apple strudel as they made it in Austria way back when all Germany was ruled by the Emperor. It’s been said that the German apple Strudel dough must be so thin that it is possible…

German Raffaello Cake with Raspberries

raffaello cake with raspberries

The German Raffaello Cake is a wonderful cake for the summer months and especially wonderful for Valentine’s Day which is celebrated in Germany with flowers, dinners for two, delicious cakes and desserts, romantic getaways, and special Valentine gifts. It also makes a delightful birthday…

Authentic German Carrot Cake – Not just for Easter

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…