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German Cake Recipes (in English)

11 of my most popular and requested German Cake Recipes in English, with clear photos and step by step instructions for you to bake at home. Guten Appetit!
German Cake Recipes (in English)

I have been living in Germany for over a decade now, and in that time I have cooked (and eaten!) my way through loads of delicious German cakes and bakes. While many people associate Germany with beer and pretzels, I think the locals would argue that the true food of Germany is coffee and cake.

The afternoon ritual of coffee and cake (Kaffee und Kuchen) is so dear to the German heart, that it’s not unusual to sit down to no less than three different, delicious cakes for in the afternoon (possibly even as a prelude to dinner). These cakes are glorious confections, ranging from the famous Black Forest Gateau or Cherry Cake (Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte) to the yeast dough Bee Sting Cake (Bienenstich).

What all these cakes have in common is that they are truly, mouthwateringly tasty, and best of all, with a little help from me, you’ll be whipping them up at home in no time.

Below you’ll find 11 (and counting) of my favourite German Cake recipes (written in English) with clear photos and step by step instructions to ensure your German-style baking is perfect every time.

12 Classic German Cake Recipes (in English)

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