Oma's Easy German Dessert Recipes

➤ by Gerhild Fulson

Make Oma's German desserts with locally available ingredients, old traditional recipes such as apfelstrudel, Berliner or krapfen, kirschenmichen and newer ones too. Wunderbar!

Are you thinking these German desserts are probably really difficult to re-create? You'll soon realize they really aren't difficult at all! For example, take a look at the scrumptious apfelstrudel below. This looks so good and tastes wunderbar as well. Delicious! And yes, it's easy!

These quick dessert recipes make German food that's fantastic for "Kaffeklatsch" literally translated meaning "coffee gossip" or nicely translated means "afternoon coffee and dessert." 

Grab your copy of Oma's favorites in her Special Occasion German Cakes & Tortes e-Cookbook.

Take a look at Oma’s Special Occasion Cakes & Tortes eCookbook and enjoy the traditional taste of German cuisine!

Take a peek at all Oma's eCookbooks. They make sharing your German heritage a delicious adventure!


Need help deciding what to make?

My favorites would be the the apple strudel and the cream puffs (as swans or cake or puffs)... these are both so easy to make and so impressive.


Lydia Remembers...

I have so many wunderbar memories in the kitchen with my Oma, and have had MANY of her most popular and traditional recipes, like these delicious easy German desserts! 

Oma and I have made lots of these dessert recipes together and some have become my very favorites to make at home.

I quite often find myself making this easy flaky dessert recipe just to have for something sweet to snack on during those warm summer days. I shared some with my lovely neighbours, then received a text asking for the recipe! It made my day and it always makes me smile when I get to say, "You can find it on my Oma's website!"

In the picture below, you can see my very first Rote Grütze! I've had this recipe at Oma's many times and LOVE it so I thought, why not make it myself? It turned out so well which doesn't always happen on the first try, but hey, mistakes happen!  ;) 

This recipe was very simple, and everyone gobbled it down pretty quickly! My Dad recognized some of the flavors in the pudding from his childhood growing up with Oma, so that made it even more of a special treat. It didn't last too far into the next day...it was THAT good.

Here are some of my favorites of Oma's desserts :

Learn a little bit about me, Lydia, and my kitchen adventures with Oma!


Easy Dessert Recipes


The Apple Pudding Cake would be great for your afternoon snack! This recipe comes from my dear German friend, Heidi. She serves it deliciously warm from the oven, served with ice cream melting over the top and sprinkled with additional cinnamon. 

Smells divine. Tastes heavenly!

Who would guess the easy flaky dessert was made with soda crackers, instant pudding, and Cool Whip?

It is . . . and it's so quick and easy to make. It's fun making it with my granddaughters; it's that easy Is it German? I don't think so, but it is so light and delicious after a traditional schnitzel dinner, it becomes one of those "cross-cultural" desserts!

I experimented with this, again with the crackers, pudding, Cool Whip, and cherry pie filling, but made it REALLY German. I call this outstanding creation my Black Forest Dessert. You'll understand why once you go and see it. I'm sure you'll want to make it as well. So WUNDERBAR!

In fact, why not check out ALL my quick dessert recipes above.

I'm positively sure you'll find something tantilizingly wunderbar!

Take photos as you make them and post them to my Quick German Recipes Facebook page for all to see!

While you're there, be sure to 'like' the page, OK?

Yes, and just in case you're looking for something special for Christmas, take a look at my Christmas Baking e-cookbook. You'll find, not only great recipes, but also many tips from me. 

I love eating German foods, but I really don't like spending too much time in the kitchen. So almost anything I can do to lessen my time there is something I look for.

As well, not all ingredients that are needed for "German baking" is available here where I live in Canada. So, substitutions are necessary. I touch on those as well in these e-cookbooks. Do take a look. I think you'll like!

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Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods. 

Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.

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