Old-fashioned German cake recipes. Wonderful easy versions of traditional cakes such as the famous Black Forest Cake.
That's what you'll find here.
Some of the cakes are just like Oma used to make.
Others have been changed to make them easier and quicker versions of traditional German cakes for you to impress family and friends.
Apple Cake - looks so pretty and tastes even better
Apple Dump Cake - dump one after the other in the pan
Apple Galette - tastes like a caramel apple pie
Apple Strudel - an easy version of this traditional dessert
Apple Strudel - Austrian version - more cake-like
Apricot Streusel Tart - traditional streusel tart - so-o-o delicious!
Berry Torte - use any fresh berries
Bienenstich Cake - "Bee Sting" cake -- easy version!
Black Forest Cake - QUICK - really easy using cake mix and pie filling
Black Forest Cake - the TRADITIONAL German cake!
Blitz Torte - made quickly from ingredients you already have
Butter Cake - "Butterkuchen" - easy yeast recipe
Butter Cake, EASIER! - use your bread machine for this!
Cheesecake - quick and easy and delicious
Cherry Tart with Peaches - covered with delicious streusel
Chocolate Cake - easy using a mix and a can
Chocolate Torte - Schokoladentorte
Coconut Cakes - two easy versions
Coffee Cake - with cinnamon, nuts, brown sugar, and raisins
Cream Roll - "Jelly Roll" with whipped cream and fruit
Crumb Cake - delicious with fruit under topping
Easy Crumb Cake - sent in by another Gerhild
Fruit Flan - that traditional EASY dessert
Fruit tart - sent in by one of our readers
German Chocolate Cake - German or American?
Hazelnut Torte - nut cake topped with marzipan and whipped cream
Königskuchen - traditional holiday non-yeast fruit cake
Linzertorte - traditional raspberry jam tart
Marble Pound Cake - a family favorite!
Peach Streusel Cake - another family fav!
Pineapple Cake - moist deliciousness!
Plum Cake - Oma's made with yogurt
Plum Cake - with a double crust
Plum Streuselkuchen - old-fashioned goodness from Grandma!
Poppy Seed Cake - traditional recipe with yeast
Poppy Seed Roll - use your Bread Machine for this
Pound Cake - traditional German Sandkuchen
Raspberry Torte - such quick and easy to make!
Rhubarb Dump Cake - so non-German. so good!
Stollen - traditional German Quarkstollen
VEGAN Chocolate Cake - tastes so German!
Whipped Cheese Cake - baked sponge layers & no-bake filling
I LOVE my easy Black Forest Torte.
You can make it look "real" with just a bit extra time, some whipped cream, and a pastry bag. In fact, my 7-year old granddaughter, Lydia, helped make it as a birthday cake for her older sister, Alana.
The German Blitz Torte, is a delicious example of one of the best cake recipes that you can whip together quickly using ingredients you already have on hand. Special for holidays and easy enough for a family dinner. YUMMY!
The Hazelnut Torte is also so simple to make. I just rolled out purchased marzipan to cover the cake and decorated with whipped cream and almonds. It even surprised me how simple it was and how beautiful it looked. My Mutti used to make this Hazelnut Torte all the time. It was her specialty.
Often she just served it plain, without the marzipan, and just dusted it with icing sugar. It still tasted good, but, in my opinion, the marzipan was the crowning touch!
German Cake Recipes really are the BEST!
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