➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson
Old-fashioned German cakes. 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 cakes for you to impress family and friends with scrumptious German food.
Embark on your own baking adventure with Oma, learning her tips and tricks along the way! These eye-catching cakes are so simple to make though some require time, the extra work makes them extra delicious!
Take a moment and look at the dozens of cakes shown here. Then decide which order you plan to try them! Wunderbar! Kaffeeklatsch with fresh baked treats! Let's get baking!
The German Blitz Torte below is a delicious example of one of the best cake recipes that you can whip together quickly using ingredients you probably 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 the Hazelnut cake 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!
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 cakes here!
Where do I even start with Oma's cakes...They're the BEST!
Over the years we have made a countless number of cakes and tortes together. Going to Oma's for my birthday sleepovers and making fancy German cakes is one of my most cherished memories.
From rolls to cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, you name it, we've made it!
I have learned so many different baking strategies from my Oma, and lots of little hacks that can make even the toughest cake recipes as easy as ever.
I remember making this extravagant looking chocolate torte together for my 14th birthday. It was one of my proudest kitchen moments for sure! Take my word for it...there were NO leftovers it was that lecker!
I never thought I would be so into baking until I started making these gorgeous pieces of art in Oma's kitchen. Now I find myself using her cake recipes all the time, even altering some to my own style.
Since there are so many recipes to choose from, here are some of my very favorite cake recipes that Oma has taught me! :
Oma's German cake recipes are something to be recognized! Not only are they traditional but they are absolutely stunning and scrumptious. Plus, with Oma's easy to follow steps and hints, you'll be a pro in no time! She is an amazing teacher, take it from me! :)
Learn a little bit about me, Lydia, and my kitchen adventures with Oma!
I LOVE my easy Black Forest Cherry Cake. You can make it look "real" with just a bit extra time, some freshly 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.
It may not taste exactly like the one made from scratch, but it's a 'cake hack' that is so quick and easy to make. :)
Above is the traditional German Black Forest Cake ... yes, I've added nuts to the outside ... because ... well .... I love nuts! And ... I think it looks so pretty this way.
I LOVE quick and easy, but sometimes, more traditional cakes are just what is craved. Check out the following. It's a mix of quick, easy, traditional, authentic, German, yummy, lecker schmecker and wunderbar!
Similar to Italian gnocchi potato dumplings, these German potato noodles, Schupfnudeln, are a traditional side or main dish in southern Germany. So easy to make! Really!
Oma's German cucumber salad is so delightfully refreshing, especially in the summer. Since it's from the south, there's no cream in it which makes it a perfect picnic side!
Oma's best German potato salad recipe is traditional in northern Germany. Yes, it's made with mayonnaise. In the South, it's without mayo. Both authentic and wunderbar!
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