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Oma's Easy German Dessert Recipes

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Oma's German desserts with American ingredients. Traditional recipes like Apple Strudel, jelly donuts (Berliner), Kirschenmichel, and newer ones too. Wunderbar!

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

These quick dessert recipes are fantastic for "Kaffeklatsch" literally translated meaning "coffee gossip" or nicely translated means "afternoon coffee and dessert." 

Grab a copy of my own German Cake e-Cookbook in English to help you relive wonderful memories of Oma's kitchen. 

Sharing traditional German cakes, made using easily available ingredients, ... that's such a delicious way to pass on our heritage.


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.

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!

Leave a comment about this recipe or ask a question?

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. 

I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions. 

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

Newest Recipes

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    I was searching for this recipe on Pinterest and found this one on YouTube as a tutorial. Am very pleased how they turned out, would have made my mother-in-law

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  2. How to Make Cashew Cream

    How to make cashew cream is really quite simple. At its most basic, it is a combination of cashews, water, and salt. Cashew cream is one of the many delicious dairy-free recipes made with cashews.

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  3. What Are Cashews Good For?

    What are Cashews Good For? Let me tell you! Besides adding them to all sorts of stir-fries, salads, and pasta or noodle dishes for a delicious crunch factor, you can also ...

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