German cake recipes

    Find loads of easy and authentic recipes for German cakes from home cooks like you. We have recipes for the ever-popular Black Forest cake, as well as Donauwellen, Lebkuchen and lots more.

    46 recipes



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    40 reviews

    Germans use quark for their cheesecakes, though you can try using cottage cheese as well. This recipe is fantastically simple to make and forms its own base whilst baking.

    Recipe by: MISS ALIX

    2 reviews

    This recipe was shown to me whilst I worked in an area of Germany called the Kaisersthul, a volcanic outcrop in the Black forrest (Schwartzwald) region. It is so rich and delicious - you just will not beleive it! It takes a little time, but its worth it.

    Recipe by: BLUEMAN

    4 reviews

    This is a recipe from my wonderful mother-in-law, who lives in Hamburg, Germany. It's more of a sweet tea bread but it tastes perfect, warm from the oven!

    Recipe by: Diana Boskma

    27 reviews

    Butterkuchen is a very simple yeasted cake that is marvellous with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Try adding a little more cinnamon to the topping if you like cinnamon! Enjoy this wonderful German recipe.

    Recipe by: JBS BOX

    1 review

    This delicious German apple cake is simple to make, tastes fab and with fanned apples arranged over the top of the cake - it looks beautiful, too. Sprinkling sugar over the apples caramelises them nicely.

    Recipe by: wuschel66

    1 review

    A classic marbled German cake that looks like what it says on the box - the Danube's waves. Flavoured with cherries, vanilla cream and chocolate covering, this is much easier to make than you might think.

    Recipe by: Hanni

    10 reviews

    This is my take on the traditional German Lebkuchen, a Christmas mainstay. These slices are great to have to hand for unexpected guests during the festive season.

    Recipe by: Juanita

    1 review

    I saw this recipe and it looked so good I just had to make it. I recommend this cake with all my heart, it turned up so good that I had to make it again the next day.

    Recipe by: CookWithAnna

    38 reviews

    This is a German custard cake with plums that I've been making for years. It's delicious served warm, but cooled to room temperature will taste just as good. Keep leftovers in the fridge, if you have any.

    Recipe by: Pat-H

    4 reviews

    Traditional style Black Forest Cake

    Recipe by: Gormal

    2 / 6

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